I showed you my basic process for making my Seahawks mini quilt the other day, and since I rambled on and on, and on, I decided to split up the post and show the finished quilt today.
Before I show you my newest mini quilt, I figured I’d show off another quilt I made this past Christmas.
I’m certain I’ve made a couple others but I can’t seem to find any pictures of them to substantiate that statement as I write this.
However, I can show you my latest Seattle Seahawks mini quilt:
Now if you were kinda following along with the process of how I make my multimedia mini quilts, here’s what’s left:
After all the paint has dried and I’m happy with the results, I add a backing layer to the painted quilt sandwich.
I either machine quilt the top, or I do some hand stitching with #100 silk thread.
For this quilt, I used my sewing machine.
When I’m machine quilting, I choose thread that will hide in the backing fabric. Really, what I do is choose fabric that will hide my (typically) black thread.
I like to make my own binding to match the quilt I’m working on. I kept this one simple and just made some binding out of a navy Kona cotton. When the binding is finished up and attached to one side, all that’s left is a little bit of hand stitching to finish off the binding and I try to remember to add a label to the back.
I love finishing up a quilt, but more than that, I love giving away a quilt.
This one already has a fantastic home planned with another die-hard Hawks fan, so it is already in the mail and on its way. Luckily, it is only going a few towns over. In the package I mailed, I tucked in one of the Seahawks scarves that I dolled up with some Swarovski crystals.
My next mini project is to make a little wall hanging to hold my collection of Seahawks pins. I figured it would be more fun than leaving them shoved in a Ziploc bag inside a box. I’ve been sketching out a few ideas for that selfish sewing.
Who am I kidding? I have a list of about 7, 8, or maybe 12, projects that I’ve sketched out for some fun Seahawks mini quilts. Good thing I have a lot of quiet days and sleepless hours, because it gives me a lot of time for quilting.
Have you tried making a multimedia quilt? I’d love to hear about it.