A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life

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My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
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Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for

Giraffe

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The giraffe is the tallest animal on earth, and is actually as tall or taller than an adult when born.  The tallest giraffe was 19 feet tall, which is higher than some houses!  Their neck is so long they easily eat the leaves from trees, but their legs are even longer, and so they find it difficult to reach down to eat grass.

G is also for glue.  Every quilter needs glue at various times.  The most common is basting spray glue – for sandwiching quilt layers, prior to quilting.  Much easier and quicker than pin-basting (a whole lot less time on hands and knees on the floor!), there are a variety of basting sprays available.  To glue embellishments onto an art quilt, good old-fashioned crafting glue works like a charm.  When doing hand-applique, gluing the pieces temporarily makes the job much easier, and for that there are glue sticks out there.  In my sewing notions basket, I have ‘Lapel Stick’ for just those occasions.  These are also great for gluing binding in place, to hold it down when hand-stitching to the back.  There are probably other glues that could be useful, these are just the ones that come to mind.

I’m going to add an extra photo today – this is the quilt that was made for an Easter display at our church:

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Take a close look!  The sky is pieced, about 1.5 inch pieces.  Each element of the mountains, lake and ground are quilted individually.  The trees are yarn appliqued on.  And the cross is organza overlaid – and notice how the sky is lighter/brighter close to the cross.        This is a truly amazing quilt, made by one person (whom I’ve not yet met), a labor of love.   I stand in awe of people who can produce this kind of art-work!

Blessings, Peg

2 comments:

  1. Giraffes are amazing animals!

    Sorry to hear that you're having blog troubles. I hope they get sorted soon!

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  2. Another adorable applique! This baby quilt is going to be too cute to use!

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