Sunday, January 13, 2019

Breaking through Negativity

This week's Project Quilting Challenge was "Hope". 
I titled mine "Breaking Through Negativity"

I always create a personal challenge for myself for the Project Quilting Challenges. For this one, it was to do hand sewing on at least part of my quilt.

I reinforced the fabric for the raw edge applique with light heat and bond.

I cut my bird first. . .

and hand stitched it onto one of the four fabric background pieces.

Next I hand stitched the stones into place on the background pieces.

Next I reinforced the background fabric with lite heat and bond to iron/press it onto another background fabric for a layered look!

I free motion quilted it with my longarm machine, with wavy and wiggle lines and out lining on the bird.

I selected to use a double batting  of 80/20 - cotton/poly on the bottom and a washable wool as the top layer to give it more dimension.

After quilting, I trimmed the quilt, leaving about a 1/2 inch to create a frayed edge.

I carefully trimmed away the 2 layers of batting.

I used the scissors to cut tiny slits in the edge to created the frayed look.

 My quilts measures 15" across by 11".

Check out all the beautiful quilts that were created this week over at Project Quilting! Oh and vote for your favorite quilts!

I am sponsoring Project Quilting again this year, making this my 9th year to giveaway Prizes! Here is the Prize Post that tells about all the prizes you have a possibility to win by creating a quilting in one week!

My Prizes are:
Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting is donating a “Longarm Quilting Gift Certificate” for $50.00 off the Quilting on a Lap size quilt or larger. (Lap, Twin, Full, Queen, or King) from  Crafty Sewing & Quilting. Check out Marcia’s FAQQS Frequently Asked QUILTING Questions Page on her website.

The Gift Certificate will be good for 6 months. If you win, Marcia will do an estimate based on the size of your quilt top, quilting choices, thread choices, and batting choices and if they would like to purchase backing fabric from her. Winner can send backing fabric and batting with their quilt top, but she does have it available. This way the winner will have a good estimate of the value of the quilting prize.



Marcia of Crafty Sewing and Quilting would also like to giveaway a prize of one of her Original PDF Downloadable Patterns to each and every participant for this challenge! 
To make it simple after you enter your quilt in the link up, you should email Marcia — and tell her that you just linked up and the name of your quilt project. She will then email you instructions on how to select a pattern for your prize and then she will email it to you directly. (values up to $8.00)

Enjoy your day!



Rosemary B❤️ said...

There are so many good things happening in our lives and it is good to follow that path.
This quilt is great!

Lisa J. said...

I love your quilt.

PersimonDreams said...

love your quilt, story and process! I really like the frayed edge binding! very cool ;)