Don't you just love it? I do. It is my farm quilt. I have wanted to make this for such a long time. I just couldn't find the right fabric for the background. Then one day I was staring at this blue and white striped shirt in the "drop off at Goodwill" pile. Lightbulb!!!! However, the shirt was just a little bit too white. So I tea stained it. If you are unfamiliar with this process it is when you make a large batch of hot tea ( I use Lipton) and then soak your fabric in it until you get the desired color. I had to soak the shirt for a couple of hours. Then I let it air dry, ironed it, and it was ready to go. I also did this for the cow and the pig. Just keep checking the fabric so the color doesn't get darker then you want. This gives the fabric a little bit of an old look, sort of country style. It turned out great. The animals were cut out using wonder under and a stencil. The pattern calls for hand sewing around the animals and leaving the edges unfinished. I can't hand sew anymore so I just machine stitched them. I hung this cutie in my office cubicle. And way I say cubicle I literally mean I work in a cube with three walls and an open passageway for a door. This place needs all the sprucing up it can get. This quilt makes my work space very homey. Happy quilting.
I am a full time working mom of twin boys. My passion is my children. My hobby is quilting. This blog is my quilting journal. I love to share my quilts and arts and craft projects with friends and family. After a long hiatus of taking care of twin babies and then running after them as toddlers I finally have the time and energy to quilt again. I love sewing as my sons sit beside me or play near my sewing machine. Who knew boys could be so interested in quilting.