Thursday, October 8, 2015

Mr. Straw

You might have seen this guy before-well one just like him(his cousin!). A couple of year ago I made one and sold it right away and never got around to making another. I had purchased the scarecrow door panel for $1 at a garage sale, in fact I got a few :-)  He had a white background and I thought he needed something darker for fall, so I used tan rit dye to achieve the effect I wanted. The leaves I stencil painted on using Tsukineko ink's in several colors and then used a little of their sparkle to top it off. He needed borders to complete him so I strip pieced those.

                                                                               
A little close up of the quilting-which I did differently on this one.  I think I will have to call him Mr. Straw too, since the first was just Mr. Straw.  So fun to make and so glad I got around to it. I put him in the craft show that opens on Friday.


10 comments:

  1. What a great deal for something super cute!

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  2. You definitely brought him to life!!!! Great accent stitching!!!!!!!

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  3. Love him. From a door panel to something this wonderful. really like the quilting you did on this Vicki

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  4. LOVE him! He'll sell in a heartbeat I bet! You did amazing quilting on him, and I am always so impressed to see what you do with fabric panels! Wow! Love the leaves too. I once tea-dyed a white fabric and was so pleased with the results, even though I was quite terrified to dunk that beautiful fabric...

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  5. Love your little straw man!! Super cute!!

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  6. What a neat scarecrow Vicki and the tan dye really looks good on it and the leaves.....how neat! That is another ink I'll have to check out, it really covered well.

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  7. What a fun quilt. I love the way you quilted it. I must try the ink too! Congrats with this finish.

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  8. That looks fabulous. The quilting is great too.

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  9. wow, can't believe that is handmade, look great.

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