Today is my day to show what I made. I did something different this year. Which, I must say, I think it turned out OK.
But first I want to give a big "THANK YOU" to our Hostess's. Marian for coming up with this great hop idea. I wish you all the luck and happiness in you new home in Colorado. And to Amy Warner, for helping Amy when she needed it most.
It all started when our Quilt Guild went up to Paducah, KY to see the National Quilt Museum. (Which was so much fun.)
Anyway, it was right after I signed up for this hop. At this time I had no idea as to what to make. Well, on the way home we stopped at a couple of Quilt shops. In the one shop, the owner was making a unique wall hanging with a Fall panel. THAT'S IT! That is what I was going to make.
So I bought this cute panel,
And matching fabric.
I layered all the fabrics. Yes all the fabrics!
I put the purple down first, that will be my backing. Then I layer the black and orange on top. Smoothing it all out as I went. I carefully laid the panel on top. I then drew an X from corner to corner with a large ruler. Then carefully pinned the fabrics all together and sewed a straight stitch on my drawn lines.
There is no batting in this. The layers of fabric will make it dimensional.
Next, I drew lines 1/2 inch from each other throughout the top panel.
After the lines are drawn, I sewed a straight stitch on each line.
Backing (it is actually a brighter purple than the picture shows)
OK, it is all sewn. I did it in sections, seemed to go better for me.
Here comes the fun part. Using a very sharp scissors, carefully cut between ALL the seams. BUT DO NOT CUT THE BOTTOM (BACKING) FABRIC.
Cut all the way to the edge.
Now the binding goes on. I made it purple like the backing. I also sewn my sleeve on at this time.
Ok, here goes.... I got a large bath towel and made it real wet (don't wet your quilt for then it will fray and get fuzzy) and threw both the quilt and the towel in the dryer on fluff. This setting takes longer but you get good results.
Ready to see???
Here it is:
Ok, now go grab a cup of your favorite brew and lets go see what others are showing today. I know I can't wait to see.
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HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!