My Little Blue Goat

My little blue goat is finished and ready for hanging! At 11 x 20, he’s not very big, so why has it taken me so long to complete him? Ah, it’s so easy to get sidetracked these days. But finish him I did and I am pleased.

little blue goatIn the end, I decided against a binding and used another method to finish the quilt by turning in the top and bottom fabrics toward each other and slipstitching them together. The batting I used was some leftover scraps from my closet. It’s a bit thick, but OK for this small piece. Minimal quilting holds it all together. All the quilting is next to the embroidery or applique and doesn’t show on the front.  The quilting was done by hand. Since I hadn’t used the machine for any of the previous stitching, I couldn’t see putting in machine quilting for this project.

goat quilt backThe stitches  show up well against the dark blue back, not necessarily a good thing, but OK by me. They won’t show once he’s hanging on the wall. The quilt does now have a hanging sleeve and a spot on the wall to call his own.

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9 Responses to My Little Blue Goat

  1. Connie says:

    I love how you did the sun! Very nice design.

  2. Mary says:

    I love your little blue goat. Very cool looking guy!

  3. It always takes that little bit longer when you are making it up as you go along – you have to pause to work out what to do next, or check to see whether you’re finished!

  4. Dee Dee Wilbert says:

    This is wonderful!!!

  5. Jeannette says:

    Your finished blue goat looks super! Really like the colours you chose for the background and the stitching on the sun looks great 🙂

  6. Tracy says:

    I am new to embroidery stitching and have a newfound love of making felt crowns and wands…I’ve had some requests to make headbands, too. I’m really interested in embellishing my creations with a variety of embroidery stitches. Is there an amazing book or two that you would suggest for beginners?

    • I don’t have a favorite book, but I know there are some new ones that have fresh contemporary designs that you may be interested in. I have Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches. It’s got hundreds of stitches in an easy to learn format. There are plenty of other encyclopedia type books available too.

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