You may be curious what the heck I am up to, and this title is surely an odd one. The Sewatorium Sisters challenge themselves most years for our annual quilt show. This year we are using sayings and a piece of designated fabric. Keep reading for more information on this fun little quilt.
The Challenge Explained
Since covid we have met in a hybrid bee. In the beginning of covid, , we met by zoom. Each week our fearless coordinator Chris would send out an email with a Bee title. Here are a few….Bee Brave (one of the first), Bee Bopping, Bee Buzzing, Bee Bedraggled, and when we finally went on retreat, Bee Bolting to Bolton. For our challenge, we were to take one of the titles and make an 8-1/2″ x 11″ quilt and use the bee fabric! I knew what I would do – Fenway Park, bees on the field….now to make the quilt!
Making the Quilt
I found a picture of Fenway Park and downloaded it. I then printed it on on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper =. the size of the finished quilt. I cut it apart.
I traced it on to fusible, remembering that to be able to fuse the fabric correctly, I would need the front of the photo facing the paperbacked fusible. Yup, it worked!
I then cut and fused the pieces. Layering and quilting was the next task. I used a backing on the sandwich, as I knew the scribble for some of the fine skyline details would not be gorgeous on the back. I stitched around every raw edge with Superior MonoPoly*. It works like a charm and no need to change thread! Then the fine details were to be done.
I scribbled the light posts, the Citgo sign background and the John Hancock sign with thread! You can almost make out some of the letters, but it really wasn’t necessary.
I then used a fancy stitch to put the red triangle in the Citgo sign. I also embroidered Fenway Park for fun.
Selecting the fabric was fun. That green field fabric mimicked the lawnmower lines. The corner fabric and fabric on the middle left looks a little like the heads of people in the stands. The little bit of of Hoffman digital city fabric from 7 or 8 years ago that I had filled in the city details. I really had fun with this!
Coming Up on My Blog
I will be gone from sewing the 7 to 18th of October for a lovely vacation. This may be my last finish before I return. I have 2 of my quilts to quilt – Diatom and Yoga #1 and 2 benefit quilts. We will see if I keep forging through or take some time to concentrate on travel plans!
Ultimate Travel Bag
Tips/Tutorials on the 22nd
Yoga Quilt #1
This includes my shop hop! I have lost some ground and didn’t get much out with this finish, but I am still loosing fabric!
Fabric in this month: 19.5 yards
Fabric out this month 9.75 yards
Fabric in this year: 81.25 yards
Fabric out this year: 98.75 yards
NET Fabric: -17.5 yards