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Jan 23, 2017

A Fresh Snow Blog Hop

Marian has come up with another great idea for a winter hop!!! And boy, did I stretch my comfort zone dearly. Thanks Marian, for inviting me to join in on the fun.
Here's the schedule for all participants:

January 20
Jane's Quilting
Lulu & Celeste
Quilt In Piece
3Patch Crafts

January 23
Quilted Fabric Art
Sew Many Yarns
Ravelly 1

January 24
Elm Street Quilts
Cloth & Paper Studio
Moose Stash Quilting
Any Pattern
Sea Coast Quilter

January 25
Life in the Scrapatch
Bumbleberry Stitches
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Seams To Be Sew

Now, back to my out of the box experience.
Since I'm into mini quilts these days, I decided to make the Buffalo Nickel as my project. I went online, found a clipart image, enlarged it 180% do that the finished mini will be around 12 to 15 inches square.

This is some type of upholstery fabric I've had for years with no real plans of using it.

Here's a close-up. I'm using it within the body of the buffalo.
Marian said to use something "not cotton" or along those lines. But what else to do with the project.
"Think, think, think girl," I said to myself.
As Mr. Gru in Despicable Me would say, "Lightbulb!"

I'll use a glass photo frame. Mr. Cowboy was puzzled about my decision but said little at this point.

Placing a background fabric inside the frame was a good start but I had to sleep on the next step.

Maybe I'd place the buffalo on the outside of the glass.....hummmmm!

That idea was scraped because the glass was too slippery (translation.....I didn't know what I was doing...LOL)

Mr. Cowboy suggested something red/white/blue.
Hummmm...however crazy that was, it did get me to thinking in a new direction.
Okay, I've got glass, flux leather, batting for the horn of the buffalo. What else to use to make this happen?????
P a p e r????
Yes, that's it!!!

A lot of tiny cutting went on using my itty bitty scissors.

How to get all the pieces to stay in place??? Elmer's Glue will do the trick. This glue is from my life as a teacher. I'm surprised it hasn't dried up. I retired 10 years ago.

A close-up...things arte looking pretty good.

Another close-up....I'm liking this.

Finally done. Mr. Cowboy snapped the photo & called dibs for it to hang on his office wall.  We'll see!!!!
Now for a wonderful surprise......Marian has some great give aways. Make sure you pop over to her BLOG to participate.
Again, to Marian, thank you so much for the invite!!!


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Cool idea. Buffalo ALWAYS get my attention. I love them. For me they are majestic. I always enjoy our ride into Michigan because we pass a Buffalo farm. I have always wanted to go to Yellowstone to see them, so when we go to Michigan Terry always teases me that he can't take me to Yellowstone, but he'll take me to Edwardsburg.

Ray Bradbury used to always start his TV show telling us people as him "where do I get my ideas". I wonder that about you too.
xx, Carol

Gene Black said...

That is clever and fun. No wonder Mr. Cowboy wanted it.
I love my bottles of Elmer's glue. It has so many uses. I use the washable school glue to make a resist when dyeing or discharging fabric.

Joyce Carter said...

WOW! Rhonda, I love the way you think. It always amazes me how you come up with your beautiful projects and this time is no exception. Very well done! I am so happy you joined in the blog hop. Thank you for sharing today.
(P.S. Elmers glue works well for LOTS of things, especially the sticks. I use them to hold my seams together when joining one seam to another.)

Shelley E said...

Great buffalo. It is always fun to see how someone gets an idea and the steps they take to make that idea become real. Thanks for sharing.

Marian said...

I am surprised after ten years that the glue hasn't dried up to, but at the same time, that's why Elmer's is considered the best I think because of all it's vast uses and the fact that it's just a quality product.

Love the idea and seeing the process, what worked what didn't and as always, you sure didn't disappoint. Very Cool project.

Lori said...

Very nice. very clever and creative of both of you. my husband will step up with ideas also and I love them.

Marit Johanne said...

You are so creative!

Janet said...

I like that piece. The paper added a nice touch and the buffalo's horn is great texture.

Seacoast Quilter said...

Very nice piece - the buffalo looks great. I never think to frame small pieces and it's the perfect finish to this. Thanks for sharing.

Calicojoan said...

Well now, you certainly have outdone yourself. This is just too cool. What imagination and what a fun piece for hubby's office! LOVE IT!!!!


I do think that will look lovely in Mr. Cowboys office--
maybe you can make another one for your office or sewing room--
and may aren't you creative--
Enjoy the moments-di

wendy said...

Very nice! No wonder Mr. Cowboy wants it for his office.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

What a creative idea! The buffalo came out great.

Sandi1100 said...

You all are so creative! I'm enjoying the Blog hop and seeing all the cool creations.

quiltedfabricart said...

I love this! Way to go! Love how you think out of the box (or in the frame) lol!

Patty D from NC said...

Very unique project! Thanks for sharing.

Sally said...

What a cool idea! thanks for sharing

Marilyn said...

Such a different idea of quilting. I love the buffalo.

darlene said...

An unusual subject and really cute!

PuppyPaws said...

I love the buffalo.

whistlebet57 said...

I love the Mini Quilt. Thanks for Sharing
Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

Betsy said...

It's beautiful Rhonda. As usual you always make the best things that are also useable

rosemaryschild said...

Yiur idea is very, truly exceptional-I don't think I would have the patience! Very nice! Thank you, Susan

Anonymous said...

One more wonderful small piece to add to your collection, but I really like that piece of upholstery as part of the buffalo. It's beautifully curly, just like I imagine it would be.

apple blossom said...

I love your tutorial thanks for sharing

Laurie Weimar said...

How cool is that?! Love the buffalo

Vicki H said...

Oh Rhonda, I don't know what to say. You have a great creative mind! Your project is amazing.

Quilt Maniac said...

i think you met your goal admirably! what a fun piece. Pamela R

Anita said...

Very nice and creative, love it!

Bonnie58 said...

Beautiful. I love the way you build your designa. They are so creative. Thanks for sharing

Scrapatches said...

I really enjoyed reading and seeing the photos of your project as it came together. Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

Rachell said...

That's cool. Way to use a bunch of different materials! My firefighter husband doesn't believe me about quilts being wall art. "They're meant to be used in a bed!" Yes, but I put a lot of art and effort into my quilts and they're art too!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Awesome! I love the Buffalo Nickel! Great project! quiltlovefordomesticfelicity(at)gmail(dot(com)

MoeWest said...

Well done! Your project turned out just great!


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