Sewing my Ti blog tours are back after taking a break to birth a precious baby boy! When Ti of Simply by Ti announced she was back with a Monster tour, I knew immediately what I would sew. It just so happened that I purchased the Quilt as you go monster class by Wendy Gratz from Craftsy several months ago during a sale. It is perfect for a monster blog tour, don’t you think? Especially since our youngest is 17 and not into Halloween costumes anymore.
Wendy Gratz is an excellent and fun teacher with a great personality! I am thoroughly enjoying the two classes I have of hers. You can be as creative as you like making monsters since there is no right or wrong way. My plan is to make a baby sized quilt with 9 monsters. The others will have to wait for some other time.
Quilting the sashing and the back of a row where you can see the quilting. The seams are pressed open because of the thickness of the batting.
This quilt took a lot longer than I thought with all the decisions – colors, monster details, fabric choices, and making sure it all looked balanced. I bought fat quarters similar to this from JoAnn’s The background and sashing were found in my stash with the sashing also from JoAnn’s. It was a similar fabric roll to this one. My little quilt didn’t get the backing or binding yet because I have to leave town; but at least the top is done for the Monster blog tour!
I’m excited about my little monsters and don’t know if I will be able to part with this quilt. Good thing it wasn’t sewn for anyone in particular!
Here are some close-ups:
Do you recognize this guy? He’s Gumby’s twin. 😄
Be sure to check out the other posts with the links below. You just might see some inspiration!
Monday, October 1st- Sewing By Ti (intro)
2nd- Tales from a Southern Mom
4th- Tenille’s Thread
5th- Sewing By Ti
Monday, October 8th- Back 40 Life
9th- Family of Makers
10th- Made for Little Gents
11th- Big Fly Notions
Sunday, October 14th- The Fairy Dust Bin
17th- Sewing With D
18th- 52 Week Sewing Challenge
19th- Auschick Sews
20th- Sew Cute Couture by Kathy
Sunday, October 21st- The Bear and the Pear Atelier
22nd- Seams Like Style
23rd- Seams Sew Lo
24th- My Heart Will Sew On
25th- JOT Designs USA
26th- My Sewing Roots
27th- Manning the Machine
Monday, October 29th- Frulle Mieke
30th- Sew Like a Sloth
31st- Sewing By Ti