Do you remember these pieces, cut out from this top? 522 applique pieces, backed with fusible web. I did nothing to achieve them! I was just making another quilt!
This is the quilt.
Isn’t this reverse applique technique cool? It is inspired by the work of wonderful papercut artist; they make such intricate cutting on small pieces of paper, something I could never make with fabric. But they throw away the cutout pieces.
With fabric, I work with bigger designs and I don’t want to waste beautiful pieces of fabric, already cut in wonderful shapes, so I decided to use them to make another quilt. In the end, I will have two quilts, with positive-negative designs.
So here is the second top.
I had to transfer the design to the fabric; I used to hate this task. But not anymore, not since I discovered the cheap, washable markers made for kids! So it was fun!
And the quilting! So much fun: feathers from start to finish!
This design measures 32”…
the quilt is 40”, so it wasn’t a difficult quilting.
I always have fun while quilting feathers. I used Aurifil 50wt thread for quilting, and there is nothing more important for free motion quilting than a thread that doesn’t break and keeps your sanity!
Yes, all those edges are raw and the quilt was washed!
I was so grateful for the rainbow fabric I used for binding!
And just a recap!
I hope you enjoy this journey in pictures!