Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Quilt #2

This quilt is for my little 10 year old grandson--the little brother of future owner of the lime/blue/gray quilt I posted about earlier.  It's so totally different and just what he asked for.

This fabric was from a kit I bought, but didn't like the pattern, I just wanted the fabric because I knew someday it would be just right for someone.  Anyway, as you know, kits come with various sizes of yardage and pieces of this and that.

Here I took 2 of the larger pieces and made a background:


Then I cut apart a panel of deer and raw edged appliqued the blocks to this background.

I love the 3D effect of the raw edge applique. I used a smaller then normal stitch so the fabric threads should be secure and it will fray when it's washed for a more rustic look.

I had to piece and match the panoramic panel..can you tell?
Here is the best method for me.  I find the repeating pattern, choose a spot and iron a fold.  Then I match this fold with the other piece and iron the whole thin together.  Ironing actually makes the fibers sort of stick together....if you are careful.

Then I take this to the sewing machine, gently open out the fold in the top fabric and carefully stitch along the fold line.



It's for a twin mattress and I made it long enough so the top panel will create a pillow tuck and the bottom panel will just hang over the bottom of the mattress.  Next up will be to piece the backing with his name and some leftover deer!








2 comments:

Diane E W said...

Very good matching technic, will have to store that for future use. Love your quilt from the previous post. Broken Star I think. Love to see the quilting.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I keep thinking that I need to do something with all the panels I've collected over the years. This is a great idea.

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