I have been asked again this year to make a quilt for the International Quilt Festival's Silent Auction. The Festival is in Houston at one of the best quilt shows in the world. I have been twice and had an amazing time both visits.
|I love the way it looks from an angle. I named it Hot and Cold 20"x16". I used Mistyfuse to applique - it's so lightweight that it didn't change the hand of the fabric at all.|
|I used my Batik scraps which wasn't hard...they are all beautiful and blend so easily. I used a blanket stitch to appliquilt the shapes on. This way I secured my applique' and did my quilting at the same time...love efficiency:)|
|After piecing my strips I used Mistyfuse to prepare for the appliquilting. It is the perfect fusible! I killed two birds with one stone when I made this quilt. I have a good friend who is a fabulous quilter, her name is Sue Pelland. She came up with a brilliant idea for a template that would allow you to cut several leaves at a time. Her templates Leaves Galore are absolutely genius! Sue gave me a set of the templates and her Quilters Chalk Line for helping her at one of her shows. I wanted to make a sample for her as a thank you for the rulers and thought this would be a good way to play with template and make my auction piece. Sue will be in Houston this year so look for her...you will be glad you met her:)|
|The Quilters Chalk Line allows you to mark lines for perfect placement of your pieces. It disappears when ironed. Notice the orange charm? Sue is giving a portion of her profits to help find a cure for Leukemia~|
|This is the template I used for my quilt it's the middle one. There are so many ways to use this and the markings will ensure that you get great results.|
|Here are the three templates I have to play with!|