Thursday, September 8, 2016

Oregon Souvenir Finished!

View from my Window (2016/09/08) -- JoJo Hall
Well, technically I still need to add a sleeve and label to the back, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I painted the voids of snow where I had machine quilted to capture more of the mountain appearance. I added crystals for the stars (larger in the sky area and smaller in the water area). I may still add a sliver of a moon to the right side but for now, I'm letting it rest.

I added a black binding to simulate my bedroom window, and I love it how made the picture pop!

For this souvenir, we played with:
  • paper backed fusible web
  • glue basting
  • turned under edge
  • hand embroidery stitches using floss and yarn
  • played with color using fabrics from our stash
  • sewing applique via sewing machine using zig zag stitch
  • fabric paints
  • crystals
  • machine quilting
  • getting outside of our comfort zone!
Well, what do you think? Is this the type of small but fun project that you are comfortable with trying out new things? What's the worst that could happen? Okay, so painting on the finished project might be a little scary, but hey---I did it! And it was fun. 

I may mix it up a bit and visit a different destination than I mentioned earlier so if you haven't requested your passport, please don't delay getting in on all of the fun! I need to hear from you before we depart from Oregon in order to receive the next souvenir for free. Become a follower of my blog and request your passport today!

Don't forget that I am here to help so give me a shout if you need to.


  1. JoJo, this is a bigger project that I was anticipating; but, I do plan to go to an office supply store and have my pattern printed. I just have to get my president's blocks or 42 Minis quilted first!!!--Terry

    1. Looking forward to seeing what 'size' you decide to make Oregon's souvenir. And there's no hurry to get started. You are already on the bus and sometimes you get to just stare at the scenery on a trip!

  2. This sounds like a fun project. I am currently preparing to go to PA Nat'l Quilt Extravaganza this week. I will see what I can do about this project when I get back. Cheers!

    1. Thanks BJ. Have a blast at the PA Nat'l Quilt Ex! I hope you will post pictures on your blog if they allow it.


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