I just checked and the first time I used the knife to cut out a small design was July 31. Now, less than four months later, I have two patterns out that use this technique! Because it’s too cool not to use it!
This time I made some designs that look great on Christmas quilts. To me, they look great on any fabric, anyway, but with Christmas around the corner, I thought to use some glitter first!
So here is the first design.
Do you remember the technique? Cut out the design and add a fabric underneath.
Then with the cutout pieces and the resulted paper stencil, I made a second top.
This design measures 14” and since it is not complicated, it was easy to cut out.
I just love the positive-negative effect- you can achieve it with two half-yard pieces of fabric.
The entire process is so much fun, that immediately I started cutting out a new design – a more complicated one! This one features some straight lines and I used a ruler for cutting – easy and fun.
14” of fun again and less than one hour of work!
Putting the cutout pieces back on another fabric.
Two tops! Isn’t this beautiful?
Do you imagine I secured the raw edges to the top fabric? NO! I made the quilt sandwich and secured the edges while quilting!
Quick and easy. On this quilt below, I quilted a spiral starting from the center, with the walking foot. I think I finished quilting in less than half of an hour.
Of course, I just had to make more designs – twelve! How I would like to have time to make them all!
As you see, they would look gorgeous in simple solid fabrics!
I finished the quilts as individual pieces, now I think a table runner would have been a better option.
If you want to do that, just quilt your blocks, square them at the same size and then join them with the quilt-as-you-go technique. It could not be an easier project for a beginner quilter.
If you like the designs and the interesting technique, you can sew your own quilts using the pattern below.