So there I was, debating what to create for this blog hop, and the only thing on my mind was Halloween and what to do with that blog hop… My mind was on the Purple People Eater… not that I ever saw the movie that this saying was made famous in, but to me, a people eater is like a monster that is purple… Ya’ll know I love monsters, so there ya have it, as my mind considered the Purple People Eater, Halloween approached and my project got done, time to move on to Art With Fabric’s project… but I still couldn’t get the Purple People Eater off my mind. So, instead, I did Snowflakes… 🙂 Purple in fact.
When I signed up for this blog hop, I thought it was simple, but I’m getting the impression that what my idea of the theme is and what Alida our host’s idea of the theme is different. To me, I thought we were supposed to create a project with our favorite color. Yep, that’s it, simple eh, but in my emails, over the last few days, I’m getting the impression I was wrong. But my project is done, nothing I can do about it now so, I’m still going to show it.
When I’ve been asked what my favorite color is, I’ve in the past said… Black… I think I even once said it somewhere on this blog in a past post. However, I use Purple in a lot of things I do, most of my projects have purple in them, my blog is decorated with purple, my patterns all have some purple in them also… So one might get the impression that purple is my favorite color. I’ll be honest… I don’t really have a favorite color, because I like all colors, but I can tell you my least favorites and that is blue and white. Don’t ask me why my eye just isn’t attracted to them and never has been. I’ve used those colors in projects, but they will never be the dominant color choice nor will you find a lot of that color in my projects.
Currently, my mind is on trying to get caught up with my block of the month patterns, but I set them aside to work on these projects. I’ve said since July that everything I make will become a Christmas gift and the projects today are no different.
So, here in Purple is my Purple People Eater…
I gave my project a lot of thought, with winter coming and we needed new pillows for the couch I decided that if there wasn’t going to be any snow on the ground this winter (like last year) that at least I’d have some snow in the house to make me happy, and even better it won’t melt. The above is what the pillow will look like once I get a better pillow form in it. I didn’t have one big enough for this pillow, so I used some batting to put in there to give it a stuffed look… LOL, but I’ll get down to the store this week and get some pillow forms.
I created the Continous Line Snowflake Quilting patterns with artwork from Clipartopolis.
The Snail’s Trail pattern is from Electric Quilt.
I used white Aurifil thread for the quilting stitch.
Island Batik Fabrics were used in this project.
The pillows are the only project I’m keeping for myself, but because I said I like all colors, I made a little rainbow also … which this is a Christmas gift.
I’ve made many of Heather’s projects and normally love each one of them, but this one above, called the Winner’s Circle caused me nothing but problems. Between all the shredded thread I ended up using all of a new spool of thread, and far more bobbins than it should have taken. The project itself goes together well, but because she uses such heavy quilting in this project and another stitch on top of the zigzag (which is common in her designs, but this design just wreaked havoc with the thread) Once I started bypassing the top stitch on the zigzag stitch, my thread problems ended. I’ll show you a close up below…
You can see the quilting stitches and top stitch on the zigzag in the larger image of this project by clicking on the image.
In the black fabric area, the quilting is very heavy, a circle from what I can tell of the quilting. It’s so dark and with the black thread you really can’t see the quilting well even on the project right in front of me, but the quilting is the same stitch as what is in the center of the table mat also.
What I love about doing Heather’s designs is that you can get a larger project than what your largest hoop size may be. For this project, I used my 8×14 hoop, but the project is around 15-inches in diameter when finished.
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