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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Project Quilting #1 Architectural Elements - "Tin Roof, Rusted"




This Quilt is called "Tin Roof, Rusted"
Yes, I know it's corny. . but I love naming quilts after songs and lyrics.

My inspiration comes from the original tin Roof in my apartment. I live and work in a 3,000 square foot apartment which is the upstairs of a VERY old building in Milton, WV. The Tin roof has the most amazing pattern in it and I have always wanted to design a quilt after it.
Project Quilting Gave me that opportunity!. . or lit a fire under my butt. . however you want to look at it!

What did I learn from this ? I learned how to do MITERED CORNERS! As many quilts as I have made in my lifetime, I have never once attempted mitered corners. This quilt has SIXTEEN OF THEM!!! The inner miters are 1/2" fINISHED. . not a good beginning project to learn . . but I managed. ;c)
The Miters took me a bit longer than I anticipated so I didn't get as much quilting in as I had hoped. I'm going to add a bit more quilting today.


this is the photo I sent in to the contest. I added a bit more quilting to the quilt since.



Here's a closeup of the added stuff:
I added some pebbles in the center squares and echo quilting around the edges.

Here's some photos of my roof in my apt.


I have just been informed that this should NOT be called a "roof" (LOL) it should be called a ceiling. BUT, I've always called it my tin "roof" so I'm sticking with it and you can just consider me blonde.


GO HERE FOR ALL THE "PROJECT QUILTING" ENTRIES:

They are ALL so good!!!



4 comments:

  1. Great Quilt! I think it is perfect for the Challenge! I love the colors.. the blue the pink and the dark (black). Really made your quilt look 3D. I love the texture in your quilting!

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  2. That tin roof on you apartment looks lively with its colors! The pebbles look great too. Good thinking with that. What is this contest you mentioned above?

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  3. There is a link to the contest RIGHT UP THERE ;c)

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