Friday, November 19, 2010

New York Giants Challenge - a kimekomi ornament DIY

One of my lovely repeat customers asked me to make a NY Giants ornament for her… “I’d love to!” I said.


So, I ordered the fabric and a few days later it arrived…. Wow! The Giants aren’t kidding…. Their logo is “GIANT” LOL and therein lays the challenge. How do I get that great big logo onto a 3” ball?

I decided to wrap the logo around the ball and quilt it using the Kimekomi style. The logo is about 13 1/2 centimeters long and the balls circumference is 24 centimeters. If I divided the logo into five 3cm panels, I could use 3 panels for the helmet.


I cut the inside of my pattern 3 cm at the widest point and also marked where the bottom line was in order to keep all the pieces straight. I would need two sections of fabric with the logo to allow for overlap.


I measured the 1st, 3rd and 5th panel from one logo and the 2nd and 4th panel from another. I did the same with the helmet, the 1st and 3rd panels from one logo and the middle one from another.


This gave me the eight panels I needed to complete the ball.


I cut out 8 panels of quilt batting that are cut the same size as the panels on the ball. They are like little orange slices.


Once everyting is cut out, I finished marking the panels on the ball and cut them out. This makes the edges rather rough, so I give them a lite sanding with some fine grain sandpaper to smooth them out.


I used a tacky glue to attach the batting panels to the ball and let it dry for a couple of hours. Then I began positioning the fabric panels into place. It was a bit of a challenge to keep the lines all matched up so that the logo would flow from one panel to the other… but I think it turned out really nice.


Here is the NY Giants ornament all color balanced and ready to show my customer.

8 comments:

  1. It would be AWESOME if it said PACKERS!!!!!

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  2. You may be anonymous! But, I know who you are... LOL

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  3. OMG......that is AMAZING!!! There are no words! WOOO HOOO.....
    You are just the BEST!
    HUGSS......Laura

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  4. Hello from a fellow Louisianian Ÿ I ♥ all of your ornaments. Just gorgeous!

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  5. Gorgeous as always...you really should be a teacher!! Neale

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  6. I was wondering if maybe you might have the pattern for the fabric? For the 3 inch ball I have looked all over the net for the pattern and can't seem to find one.

    Thank you
    Christine

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    1. Hi Christine!
      I'm not sure I am following your question. Are you asking for the Giants fabric or for the Kimekomi pattern?
      Sorry.... you can email me direct at
      savedxgrace@earthlink.net

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