Sunday, 18 April 2010

Shock! I'm Making a Quilt

A month or so ago I realised that I no longer had anything in the shop made from our Eco Dyed Fabric. It had all sold. I pondered this for a while. I didn't feel like making yet another bag. I decided that I would make a quilted wallhanging. Decision made I then needed to come up with a design.

I'm using a 1 metre piece of Opal Lights and appliqueing flowers directly onto the whole cloth. It's been years since I've used fusible applique. I actually had to stop and read the directions.

The flower shapes are being appliqued into a loose heart shape.

Being an embroiderer I'm going to use my hand dyed threads to embellish the heart and flowers.  I'm going to do it as a shop project. This way people can see how to use the fabric while I'm still working on it. Could be a long time before its actually finished.


Maddie said...

Your stitches are so neat and even, how do you do that?

Leanne said...

Can't wait to see that finished. Guess I will have to if you're not going to rush. Knowing you it will be finished by the end of the month.

Trish Goodfield said...

Not likely. Seriously between final touches for the book and needing to design and stitch a christening present for the 2nd May I'm all booked up.

ittybittyandpretty said...

looking good... very clever indeed. i was going to pop in on sunday but we got lazy!!
hoping to have a stall on the 2nd may, fingers crossed it all goes to plan :)