A finish: Ornament

Urgghhh Instagram is being such a pain! It keeps crashing when I try to upload and it’s been like this for a week. I’ve reinstalled the app and restarted the phone so many times! And no reply from Instagram tech help.

Anyway… This quilt was made around the same time as S is for Snake and sent off to be in Quilt Now at the same time. It was in issue 29 and I was so slow sharing it that it’s now a back issue- sorry…

It’s simple applique really- I drew a shape, scanned it into the Scan N Cut and then cut out the shape from a few fat quarters that I had fused webbing onto. I used different webbings to try them out and some were better than others. The rubbery ones tended to crinkle weirdly in the wash. I recommend the ones that feel less rubbery, like Wonder Under, Soft Fuse, etc.

The background is a checkerboard effect of plain and gold spots and then the shapes were fused onto the squares and satin stitched with some bold black thread. This was done on my little Walmart cheapy machine I showed you earlier, and I think it fared well seeing as it had so many to do.

Photography of the quilt on the Quilt Now website.

Photography of the quilt on the Quilt Now website.

Size – 45″ x 54″ I think (from memory)!
Number of blocks – 81 actual rectangles, but 35 applique blocks.
Time to make – About 8 hours with the quilting
Fabric – Kona Snow and a Robert Kaufman gold spot for the background. Ornaments themselves are Millie Fleur by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics.
Backing Fabric – A double wide remnant – a muslin print of some description
Binding Fabric – Pure Elements in Watermelon (I think) – Art Gallery Fabrics
Threads – Piecing and satin stitch with Aurifil 50 wt. Quilting with a varigated Isacord.
Batting – 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom.
Quilting- Stitch in the ditch with echo quilting. The shape was made into a stencil and the quilting was added in the same design to the rectangles that didn’t have the applique too.

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