This project--and precision laser cut appliqué in general--is what most attracted me to the
Ye Olde Forest School House Event. The kit is for a 22" x 32" wall hanging--not my thing. Ah, but two kits ... hmmm ... and something to tie everything together ... hmmm. When I found the grey on black dots I was hooked on the project enlarged now to a lap quilt size. See this & other available kits here.
Let me know if you see something you like & I'll help you get it ordered.
Aug 24, 2014: Just had to play via EQ7 today with my new project. Took awhile to get something I liked.
Jul 26, 2016: With a lull in pressing longarming projects, I am going to finally try my hand at appliqué. Made the blocks (seamed the squares & ironed on theappliqués -- the easy part).
Jul 27: Have cut samples so I can practice, practice, practice (as Joan has advised) before stitching the edges.
Jul 28: Ready to sew. After 14 turtles, I should be a pro. If not, well, this is just for fun & to get a feel for the process.
Jul 29: My stitches were off so got that fixed and finished 4 more blocks.
Jul 30: Finished all the blocks. Starting on sashing.
Jul 31: Sashing is done. Now working on 18" half square triangles in the corners. Did you know that polka dots (at least the ones on this fabric) are not lined up in an evenly spaced grid pattern? Having to redo the side triangles so they will match the 1/2 square corner triangles. Can you tell I have never worked with dots before? And I don't like the way the black looks that I was going to use for an inner border to break things up a bit. I can wait for a different shade of black or stick with just dots. Hmmm. What about red? Oh, yes.
Aug 01: Ha! My daughter still has a bit of the red which is all I need so this project is on hold until I go down to Greensboro Aug 8.
Aug 03: Since, like this one, I prefer my quilts to only cover the top of the bed with no drop, I ordered a reversible two ply flannel blanket to use as a bed cover under the quilt top. Just hope it works.
Aug 08: Picked up the bit of red I need to complete the top.
Aug 10: Added 2 of 3 borders. Cut the backing, the binding and the rest of the borders.
Aug 11: Quilt top is finished. Backing is ready.
Oct 16, 2019: Gave the very heavy blanket to Marilyn.
Jul 17: First contact. Asking for a spider web panto.
Jul 18: Phone conversation. Caci will come up from SC to help with her quilt. Changed to WV Logo panto.
Jul 26: Caci can't stay and help but she is bringing her quilt on Monday, August 1. The plan is to do the prep & setup & hopefully start on the quilting. I also want to show her how to do binding.
Aug 01: Caci was here today. We made it all the way through programming, thread (Bottom Line Tan) & batting (Warm & Plush) selection, cutting the batting, pressing, fixing a minor wavy border & an open seam, loading, & basting. Quilted 2 rows, rolled the quilt & realigned for the next row. Granted it took us 7.5 hours but that included the break for pizza & conversation. Most important it was congenial & fun. Now about the quilt. Incredible fabric art. Posting details. Caci's use of fabric to paper piece this most interesting bookcase with so much more than just a Harry Potter theme is brilliant, in my humble opinion. Wow! I am half way with the longarming. Will finish tomorrow.
Aug 02: Quilted. Next will square and attach binding. Shipping tomorrow.
Jun 14: First contact. This is Melissa's first longarming experience. She already knew what panto she wanted.
Jul 12: Melissa tried but was not able to send a viewable pre-photo but her panto has held my curiosity for a month now.
Jul 13: The quilt will be here in a few hours. Bought the panto.
Jul 17: Had a nice chat about density, thread, quilting quality fabric, etc. This will require more than twice the time & thread of the average quilt this size. The density is quite large in part because of the back & double stitching on the curls.
Jul 23: Prepped. Loading.
Jul 24: Loaded. Quilting.
Jul 25: Quilted.
Jul 08: I first saw Paula's quilt several months ago. Now it is here. My pictures don't do this quilt justice so I am showing the professional ones too used by permission.
Jul 09: We are sorting through pattern options.
Jul 11: Paula has decided on Calligraphy on the loose side of medium with the best blend shade of thread.
Jul 13: Bought the panto.
Jul 20: Started prepping. Got the backing loaded & batting cut.
Jul 21: Prepped & loaded. Quilting.
Jul 22: Quilted.