Missouri Art Quilt

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

On Instagram, there was a swap (Make Yourself At Home swap) that not all the participants sent their mini quilt as they promised, so “angels” were needed. I stepped up because I had an idea and wanted to try it. The swap was to make a mini quilt that represented where you live.


Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt


I took a photo in the fall of the road on the way to our house, and I wanted to try to recreate it in quilt form!
Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt

Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt

Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt

Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt

Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt

I sewed some fabrics together to be the background. I originally cut trees out of some RealTree Camo fabric I had, but scrapped them. So I cut tree and limb shapes out of brown fabric and top stitched them to the background. I sewed over them many times so the stitches would mimic bark. Then I used a rotary cutter to cut batik fabrics into 1/4” squares to make “leaves.” I kept the different colors sorted in small plastic cups. Using my darning foot, I sprinkled some “leaves” on the quilt and quilted over them to hold them in place.
Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt
Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt
Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt
Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt
I quilted a pebble design onto the road.
Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt
The quilt finished around 18" square. After completing the quilt, I felt like it needed something more, but couldn’t put my finger on it. While working on the quilt, several deer kept frequenting our yard. I decided the quilt needed a deer added! The day after finishing the quilt, I printed a deer photo onto printable fabric and ironed it onto the road using Heat-N-Bond.
Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt
Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt
Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt
I mailed the quilt along with some extras (including the mini mini quilt) to Florida!
Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt

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