Friday, September 13, 2019

It's a Finish! HISSS

 It's a finish! 

66.5 x 88.5

I've only had small snippets of time to sew the last several weeks so I just kept a quilt under the needle and did some free motion quilting when I could sneak away to the sewing room for a few minutes.  A few minutes here and there add up because I have several quilt finishes to share next week after all are bound and washed. 

My husband accidentally changed the settings on my Pentax camera. I've had them set perfectly for my picture taking for so long that I could not remember what the settings were so I've been playing around trying to make things right again, darn it.  So excuse the pics that might seem a little blurry, dark or too light.  
 I used the templates from Denyse Schmidt's book Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration.  She calls her quilt Snake Trail. 

I call my quilt HISSS. That's the name of color matching game that used to be one of my grandson's favorite games to play when he was younger. (He's now a grown up ten year old). 
 I started making the blocks way back in 2014 as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project to use 2.5 inch scraps for the snakes and a variety of brown pieces for the background that looked like dirt. 
 I quilted it on my DSM with a variegated thread on top and a dark brown thread in the bobbin.  I didn't quilt in the snakes so they would stand out. I did a squiggly line either side of the snake since I'm not good at stitching in the ditch. 
 I quilted leaves...
 ...and a variety of flowers... 


 ...in the "dirt". 
 The binding is the same as...


...the backing. 





 The game and the quilt and some pictures of my grandson Jacob playing the game (when I find them) will go into the hope chest. I'll give it to Jacob at some later date when he sets up his own household. 

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23 comments:

---"Love" said...

I love it! The name is very appropriate, and your quilting looks great too! ---"Love"

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Cathy, HISSS is just awesome! I bet your grandson will get a big kick out of receiving this one someday. Such a great quilt to build on a sweet memory!

Alison V. said...

This is so beautiful! :D

Quilting Babcia said...

So fun! Jacob will love that quilt along with his favorite childhood game. I'm betting that it will be passed on to future generations!

gayle said...

Hisss! The quilting is just perfect with all those leaves and flowers growing out of the dirt!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

This quilt is one of my favorites. I wish I liked sewing curves more or I would try and make one of my own.

Linda said...

Great quilt and I love the quilting. I can’t quilt in the ditch either so usually quilt a sewing machine foot width either side of a row or column join. I wouldn’t know where to begin doodling freestyle flowers! Well done for another FINISH!

SandyPA said...

HISS is such an imaginative quilt! You must have had fun quilting in all those different motifs. Congratulations on a great finish!
Sandy at sewhigh.blogspot.com

Kim said...

What a fabulous quilt brimming with gorgeous colour and pattern and FUN! A most wonderful finish.

MissPat said...

What a cool quilt. It will be treasured.
Pat

Louise said...

Hiss hiss hooray! What a terrific finish! I remember the flimsy and its even better fully quilted. But then again, aren't they all? I love all the little leaves and flowers in the dirt :)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love your idea of a quilt... and a game.. and all those memories! Such a special gift!

Kaja said...

Sounds like perfect quilt for your grandson. I like that your quilting makes a garden for the snakes to live in.

Crystal_235 said...

Love it!

Vivian said...

What a wonderful quilt! Such fond memories and it shows in in all the choices you made. Family always inspires the best quilts!

Julie in GA said...

A beautiful quilt, and I love the story that goes with it!

Nancy Near Philadelphia said...

I'm not ordinarily a snake person AT ALL. But yours is wonderful!

Pamela Arbour said...

As always, you have managed to take an inspiration piece and turn it into something extra fabulous!

Joyful Stitcher said...
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Quilter Kathy said...

What a fun RSC quilt idea!
And with the photos and the game, it's a wonderful heirloom treasure for the next generation!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Hissss Turned out great!! so now you are going to have to hide the camera like we all hide our scissors!!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Perfect name and I love the quilting you did on it!

Emily said...

Love this so much! Fantastic layout and so much fun. Probably the only kind of snake I wouldn't run away from!