Fairy Tales Blog Hop Day 4 (My Day)

Have you had a chance to visit the bloggers and add some projects to your To-Do Lists? I have been visiting and found so much inspiration so far! It’s so much fun to see Mermaids, Unicorns, personal dreams and so much more in these posts.

When I saw Joan from Moosestash Quilting’s post for sign ups for the Hop, I had to join up. I’d like to thank Joan for such a great, whimsical them for this hop!

I knew right away what I wanted to make since my granddaughter in law is redecorating Grace’s bedroom. It will be filled with princesses, ponies, winged and mythical creatures.

I’m guessing my project stretches the theme of the hop since he is a mythological creature, rather than a fairy tale.

This is the Wickipedia definition of Pegasus:

“Pegasus (Greek: Πήγασος, Pḗgasos; Latin: Pegasus, Pegasos) is a mythical winged divine horse, and one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology. Usually depicted as pure white, Pegasus is the offspring of the Olympian god Poseidon. He was foaled by the GorgonMedusa[1] upon her death, when the hero Perseus decapitated her. Pegasus is the brother of Chrysaor and the uncle of Geryon.

Pegasus was caught by the Greek hero Bellerophon, near the fountain Peirene, with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allowed Bellerophon to ride him in order to defeat the monstrous Chimera, which led to many other exploits. Bellerophon later fell from the winged horse’s back while trying to reach Mount Olympus. Afterwards, Zeus transformed Pegasus into the eponymous constellation.”

I started my design for the wall hanging with a drawing searched out on line. I enlarged it by guessing and a bit of drafting to suit the size I wanted for this wall hanging and drew it out on wax paper.

Fabrics were pulled from my scrap bins and a quarter yard piece was chosen for the background.
I machine basted the appliqué pieces, layered top, batting, muslin backing, and corner pockets for hanging, sewed around the outside with a 1/4” seam, turned it right side out and then played with thread (cotton and metallics) to give it some texture.

While using the metallic thread I did not have an issue with shredding. I used the Gutterman polyester metallic thread in #71 which is very fine. I went slowly and stitched over each line a couple of times to enhance the colour.

My little wall hanging finishes at 18.5” x 9” and was custom sized to fit between 2 windows in Grace’s bedroom.

Here is my youngest great granddaughter, Grace, that Pegasus was made for;

Had to share this poppet!

Here are the blogs I have the privilege of sharing my day with:

Thursday June 24

Scrapdash

That Fabric Feeling

Ms P Designs USA

Quilt Schmilt

Patchouli Moon Studio

Days Filled With Joy

Goofin’ Off Around the Block

I hope you are enjoying this hop as much as I have been and left comments for the bloggers to know how much you enjoyed their creativity. I have even found some new to me bloggers to follow by subscribing to their blogs. We all love that compliment!

Thank you for stopping by. I do respond to comments and would love it if you follow my blog. 😉Carol

Linking with:

Peacock Party @ Wendy’s Quilts and More

Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

33 thoughts on “Fairy Tales Blog Hop Day 4 (My Day)

  1. Oh Carol, Lil Ms Gracie is going to love her new Pegasus quiltie. I’m sure it will bring many nights of sweet dreams to her, for years to come. I’m so glad you joined the hop. You always know how to inspire!

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    1. Thank you for your compliment 😊. Will I be terrible if I say I didn’t have a problem with shredding? I’m updating my post to show the thread I used since it didn’t shred.

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  2. Hi Carol! Just when I was wondering when it was going to be your day, here it is. Pegasus! I sincerely doubt Joan is going to raise a fuss about a mythical creature being included in a fairy-tale hop. And sweet Grace!!! I love her and your finish. She is going to adore this hanging in her room. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. This looks awesome, Carol!! I really love the quilting with the metallic thread! I know your GDIL will appreciate the effort you’ve put into this for that sweet cutie pie!!

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