Monday, December 9, 2013

Mickey Mouse for Christmas

I have been working on a Mickey Mouse quilt for a special person in, well, we won't say now.  It is going to be a Christmas present for someone special.

I was given the color scheme and what the customer wanted as far as applique.  So next was to get out my pencil and start drawing.  I drew this for the center:

I cut my patterns (reversed) and then using Steam A Seam II, I made my applique:

Next I made 4 Mickey Mouse and 4 Minnie Mouse:

I machine appliqued all my applique onto the white fabric.  
(The quilt will be used and enjoyed so I made it machine washable.)
Here is a close up after I painted my lines on:

Next, I cut my fabric and made my blocks.  

Besides the 8 applique blocks
there are 28 Star Blocks and
36 Stepping Stone Blocks
For the backing I found Vintage Mickey Mouse fabric.

The quilt was completed by machine quilting in a large stipple stitch and going around each applique carefully.  Then clouds, and lines to emphasize the drawing in the center

I fussy cut a 4 1/2 inch block from the backing, for each corner

My customer had specific instructions as to what she wanted on the label.,  
I then added two little applique.

Total size of the quilt is 82" X 82"

OK, I am off and sewing again, so much to do, so little time....Oh, what fun!  I sure hope you are having as much fun as I am.  


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gtcoursey said...

Your quilt is beautiful!!! Such talent. Thanks for sharing.. p.s. your last photo says who it is for. ;)

Calicojoan said...

Oh my gosh, this is too cute!

Joyce Carter said...

Jane, your quilt is sooo adorable. I know it will be well loved.