Saturday, December 17, 2011

Fiesta Ware Dishes Are On the Shelf!

I'm so excited! Last night I finished my wall hanging for the MIL and it turned out so cute. I definitely need to do something like this for my kitchen!

I took the general advice and did a stitch just inside the edge of each dish in the color depicted. Then I stippled the walls in white. Let me just say, this is only my 3rd FMQ attempt and the first time ever I would actually call what I did stippling. The other time I tried to stipple and pretty quickly crossed a line. Then I would give up and just say I was doing loops. Did I cross over a line this time? You betcha! But not NEARLY as much as before and it looks more like stippling. I still need LOADS of practice but I am pleased with the effect.
Yeah, yeah, not perfect I know, but much better  than before. And those cup handles? Those were a pain and none are exactly the same, but they're done.
I also added some littel swirls in the brown to make it look like knots in the wood, sort of a wood grain effect.
It may just be because this was a smaller piece to work on but I felt like I did a little better keeping stitch length the same during FMQ. Not a lot, but a little.

As far as the elves go this morning, well, they had a little unwelcome guest. It seems they came across the doghouse for one of Thing 1's American Girl pets and decided to play in it (I would say "play house" but I don't want to start any unseemly elfin thoughts in your heads!). Unfortunately another of Thing 1's little friends decided he had a way to quickly vacate the premises.
Gosh, I hope Santa knows how to get skunk stink out of elves...

10 comments:

Cherry Red Quilter said...

I think you have done a GREAT job with the stippling - perfect is over rated - heart felt is much more important! And skunk stink - I remember that from my time in Connecticut! PEEE YEWWWW!!! Poor little elves - maybe tonight they will sneak into the bathroom for a good scrub! Good luck with them

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The fmq looks fantastic and the stitch length is perfect! I love that wood grain effect, very clever. The binding is great too!
I didn't see the skunk at first, very funny!!

Dannelle said...

The elves are so funny! Phew....!
I love the fiestaware hanging. YOUR FMQ is great. I just started trying to stipple some mug rugs and placemats to learn but so far not anywhere near as good as you! My stitches are terrible!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

It turned out great!!! You did a great job...the stripling looks really good...I have a lot of trouble with that too. But you are right...a few little cross overs don't really matter! I looks wonderful..she will love it!

Mrs.Pickles said...

Great job on the quilting!! It looks beautiful!

Pat said...

The quilt is fabulous! And the elves are hysterical!

Linz said...

LOVE love LOVE love the FMQing on the mini!! The "wood grain" looks incredible, as does the stippling!! Well done, girl! She is going to love it!

The Thompsons said...

It turned out great!

Grammasheri said...

Your Fiesta Ware wall hanging is adorable...I want one, too! I have every color of Fiesta Ware, except the newest one, and this would be a perfect wall hanging in my kitchen. You did a great job of stippling and your design is perfect. Guess you need to make up a pattern for the rest of us Fiesta Fanatics!

matthew hayden said...

I still need LOADS of practice but I am pleased with the effect.
Fiestaware Dishes