Wednesday, December 28, 2016

WIPS: Rest in Peace Zombies

The joyful hubbub of the holiday season has definitely lessened.  Now My Guy and I are enjoying our end of the year vacation days.  We spent yesterday morning tackling our over stuffed walk in closet.  It's amazing what stuff accumulates on the shelves in there and what's hidden in those piles.  We'd been looking everywhere for my keys to My Guy's vehicle for the last few months. I was convinced they had fallen out of my purse.  But we found them in the purse I was carrying last Christmas!  We're about a quarter done with the whole closet.  So far we've taken a box worth of luggage/duffel bags/purses to Good Will and have filled up one trash bag.  We'll be back at it later this morning.  No telling what else we'll find.  

That was my morning, but the afternoons this week are reserved for more fun stuff.  My Guy went for a bike ride, while my plan was to sew for a while.  It was a nice sunny day, so I took the opportunity to get photos of my last finish, Zombies in Paris.  It's been finished since the end of November, so was definitely time to get those photos.  



I couldn't resist doing some staging for the final photo shot, for once I actually had the time.


Zombies in Paris by Kate
Finished November 30, 2016

The colors photographed much truer outside.  It's a fun quilt.  The zombie fabric is a perfect fit for it's intended owner. 



Trudy did a wonderful job with the quilting, the double hearts echo the quilt blocks. 



The backing used the fabrics of Paris landmarks that didn't make the cut for the front of the quilt.  



The lighter purple was used for the binding. 



Drama Teen helped with the label, we kept the message simple. 




DT asked for the quilts for her best buds so they would have something to take to college that they could cuddle with when things got stressful and to remind them of their friendship.  

So one down, three more to go.  

Linking up with:
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Finish it Up Friday

18 comments:

  1. Isn't it wonderful when a daughter is into your quilts? My youngest is like that, the eldest not so much, but her son, my grandson, more than makes up for it as he loves quilts. This is such a cute quilt and I love the staging you did! Sure to be a hit, and what a great backing; I love interesting quilts backs.

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  2. Of course, we all have a couple of zombie headstones in our backyard for staging ... Love the sentiment on the label.

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  3. This turned out fantastic! Love how it all came together.

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  4. It's wonderful! It will not only hug her in memories, but sure to strike up some conversation and new friends when she lays that out in the dorm.

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  5. It looked very fitting with the headstones, and turned out lovely. I know DT's friend will love it! The label is great.
    Terry

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  6. This is just too stinking cute, and I love how you've staged it. I once read a meme that said you should always tie people's shoelaces together when they're buried so that they won't be able to walk if they come back as zombies. You've done a wonderful job on this, Kate, and DT's friend is going to love it.

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  7. What a great finish - such lovely sentiments too. I wish I had had something similar to take away with me to University!

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  8. This is sure to be well loved. A wonderful quilt and a great photo shoot.

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  9. This is sure to be well loved. A wonderful quilt and a great photo shoot.

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  10. Great photo finish Kate!!! Glad to here you are getting that one room clean and having some well earned R&R.

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  11. The staging for the photo and the quilt itself are beyond wonderful! How fun! I think it is a great idea DT has there....and it will certainly keep you busy quilting!

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  12. Fun photo:). Wonderful original design and execution!

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  13. Great finish! I love the staging you added too, it makes for such a great picture!

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  14. It turned out great! I'm sure she will love it.

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  15. Good for you guys, getting after that closet! We have a lot of that kind of work to do in our house, too. I love the zombie quilt, and the label is perfect!

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  16. what a fun quilt! Colors are great, but I do like your black and whte shot of the staging. Happy New Year!

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  17. I've loved watching this quilt come together. It's so special. The black and white shot is terrific!

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