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The Baa’s Have It (aka Mystery WIP)

The mystery quilt was packed up and shipped off in November, not directly to its intended recipient but to a nearby family member who was in on the surprise. Jane had agreed to properly wrap it and deliver to Beth for Christmas. Since it has been received, I can share full pictures.

The Baa's Have It quilt

Baa Quilt Close Up of quilting

This is my own design. I looked long and hard for fabric that had sheep that was not meant for a nursery and finally found just what I wanted on eQuilter.com. I ended up sourcing all the cuts from them that I needed, and as I tend to do, overbought slightly, but that meant oopsies weren’t causing stress. The batting is Warm & Natural Cotton batting. This I buy off the bolt when I have those 50% off coupons from Joann’s and get several yards of the largest width available. The woolly sheep shapes are all appliqued onto the black and red checkered background (one is actually reversed applique). The quilting was all done by hand using variegated perle cotton in sizes 16, 12 and 8 and selections of red/black or white/black cuts. The size 16 is a Presencia Finca thread and the 12 and 8 are Valdani – all sourced from Needle in a Haystack.

Visual Recap of the process:

And somewhere in my many files there’s a photo of the matching pillow. I will add it to the port when I finally come across it.

(Five minutes later) I found the pillow pic!

The Baa's Have It Pillow

The Baa’s Have It Pillow

 

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Mystery WIP Progress Pic 10

All the quilting and binding are done and it even got packaged and shipped off.  Here is a shot of the back.  I hand quilted using three sizes of perle cotton: 8, 12, and 16.  The size 16 is a variegated black/ grey/ white from Finca.  The size 8 and 12 were also variegated in black/ red and black / grey/ white from Valdani.

The fabric was all sourced via eQuilter.com
The perle cotton was all source via Needle in a Haystack.

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I will share the front once it has reached its intended recipient!

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Mystery WIP progress pic 7

Another shape filled in.

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Floss Organization,  progress pic 2

Managed to get the oranges and yellows dine and happily discovered that the balls of perle cotton  (8, 12 & 16 ) fit nicely in the bead box.

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