|Howling at the Moon|
17.75" x 22.5"
pieced by Marissa, quilted by Lynette
100% cotton fabrics, Warm and Natural 100% cotton batting
She didn't have any desire whatsoever to do the quilting, and I need practice, anyway, so with her permission, I figured Sapphira and I would do the Em & Roxy thing! ;D Well, as much as Marissa would let us. She didn't want the whole picture to be heavily quilted.
|I just *love* how the moon is GLOWING in this shot!|
So, out came the white again and another round of needle-y stitching, only this time I quilted it over the trunk also. If you look closely, you can still see the knots showing under the snowlines. . .
I didn't have any trouble quilting over the fusibles on this piece. Perhaps because the batting was Warm & Natural 100% cotton instead of the poly that was on Hugs and Kisses (had some issues with needles getting gunky and stitches skipping on that one).
We had intended to put a bead on for the wolf's eye, but when we auditioned a couple, it just wasn't right. The markings on the gray fabric happened to fall in such a perfect way for his face, that we left the bead off. I do think that perhaps the next time we're over the bridge, we'll step into Michael's and see about picking up some of those heat-glue-on crystals so she can put stars up in the top of the night sky. Don't you think that would be just perfect?