I am working on the third pattern in the Illusions series and I realized I haven’t posted on the blog about the first two projects so here is the first one.
Y seams intimidate many quilters and I was one of them! I made a gorgeous 3D design and the first thought was, of course – stay away from Y seams! So I stitched it in English paper piecing.
You see here 6 different fabrics and maybe you think: “I don’t have so many assorted fabrics” but do you know something? All these different tones of color come from two pieces of fabric: OMBRE fabric. The 3D design is based on these different tones of the same colors and you can easily achieve it -there are so many ombre fabrics on the marker.
I stitched by hand with a thin cotton thread – Aurifil 80wt; I have a few neutral colors, I LOVE this thread.
I finished it as a pillow cover and it turned out amazing.
I free motion quilted the entire design and it was such a pleasant experience; small quilt- easy quilting, right?
12 seams meet in the center of the design and I thought that this could scare beginning quilters so that…
I made another design and covered the center with a hexagon – no problem now!
And one more – easier and faster to sew!
New Christmas fabric is on the “to buy” list and then I will sew these designs again.
Stay tuned for the second pattern- tomorrow!