So it all started with a beautiful rainbow panel, Supernova Starburst (Hoffman Fabrics) and an Excel knife + a design and some fusible web.
And a cutout job that is so relaxing!
The design measures 33”, the space in between pieces is big enough, so cutting this design was pure joy.
The next step in the big reveal: removing the paper backing of the fusible web.
With heavy heart I threw it to the trash!
My piece laid on the floor.
Not it’s time for auditioning background fabrics.
It’s essential to have a helper like this; still, she could not convince me to choose the black fabric!
I chose Kona cotton bone. The whole piece measures about 42”…
… so it wasn’t a big deal to quilt it.
The center design can be quilted with the walking foot; I free motion quilted mine.
It’s fun, quick, easy!
On the background, outside the design, I quilted feathers. It’s easy again, because you quilt near the edges of the quilt! Even if you have a small machine, you will enjoy this quilting.
I made a little mistake here!
I marked the lines for this quilting first with a Hera marker, but then I wanted lines with better visibility and I drew them with a water soluble marker.
I had to wash the quilt, to remove the marking lines.
If you are not fond of frayed edges, do not wash the quilt and you will keep the raw edges of the design almost intact. Use for marking an air or heat erasable marker. I don’t have such markers in the drawer, I must add them to my shopping list.
Do you remember this binding I stitched some time ago? I made it especially for this quilt!
Your latest quilt is always the most beautiful quilt, right? I feel the same for this quilt (these quilts)!
Do you know something? This is only HALF of the story. You can see the whole story here (and buy the pattern!), or you can wait until tomorrow, when I will share the other amazing half.
Quilters can’t throw to the trash these pieces, right?? 522 applique pieces, gifted to me by this fabulous technique named reverse applique.
Til tomorrow, happy quilting!