Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Mickey Mouse Quilt Finish

I finished this  Mickey Mouse quilt for my Grandson's big boy bed.  When his little brother was born, I realized that he wouldn't be in the crib much longer.  When I was visiting Michele in Kentucky, we not only took the Bonnie Hunter Turkey Tracks class, but we sewed a lot.  Michele had this Mickey Mouse panel in her stash, and she gave it to me along with a yard of the black Mickey head toss fabric.  I bought more of that fabric, and I added the yellow and white four patches and the red and white polka dot squares.


Here is the Mickey panel before I started the quilt.  I machine quilted inside of Mickey's face and body with thread that matched the colors in the panel.  Then I did a paisley pattern in an off white on the rest of the borders.  



I machine stitched the binding using a tutorial from CJ that attends our Shipshewana retreat.  This is the first time I tried it, and I'm happy with the results.  It looks like I have a little red flange along the black binding.  


Daniel was pretty happy with his quilt and matching pillowcase for his bed.  He is sleeping in the same bed that his Daddy did (my son).  It was my Uncle's bed before that, so it's been in the family for years.  



We've been busy doing some landscaping along the side of our house.  OK.  I'm shopping and picking out the plants, and my DH is planting them.  We live on a curve, and you an see this side of our house as you round that curve.  It looks bare, and also our kids said that it would be nice to have something to put Christmas lights on so that side of the house isn't so dark.



This is a hydrangea tree, and the others with blooms are knock out roses in cherry pink.  The light green bush to the right is a privet bush.   The little green plant on the left is a peony and will have to be relocated.  We have another privet for the other side of the tree.  Daniel and I had a fun day last week shopping for plants and having lunch.


I hope you are finding some time to stitch today!  It's 69 degrees and windy here.  I took some stitching out to the porch, and I was cold.  So I'm in my sewing room today.  I know that by the end of the week, I'll wish for this cooler weather.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

11 comments:

  1. Congrats on this beautiful Mickey finish. I love how you did the borders. We are moving plants around at my house too since some had died and others outgrow their limited space. A lot of work but it is so beautiful after. Your place is looking good. ;^)

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  2. Love what you did with the panel!! This pose of Mickey Mouse always makes me smile. Glad that he liked it too.

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  3. Love the Mickey Mouse quilt. Looks like Daniel does too. Hugs

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  4. How cute! Your additions are just perfect..

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  5. Super cute! Have fun in the yard. It's a lot of work.

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  6. You created an adorable quilt from that panel. Someone looks very happy with it! : )

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  7. Cute big boy quilt, and he looks so pleased with it!

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  8. I like Mickey - so cute and your grandson is very happy young man!
    Spring is here and your flowers prove that! We have had a lot of rain in the last month so our trees look great Have a great weekend.

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  9. Hello LuAnn
    Your Mickey quilt is awesome, Daniel looks so happy with it.
    Enjoy your warm summer days, I'm freezing here in Tassie. xx

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  10. LOVE the tissue holders!!!!

    Steph Nichols (CSH DAR member)

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  11. LOVE your mini tissue holders!!!

    Steph Nichols (CSH DAR member)

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