Hello Friends, I am happy to share with you that little quilt at the corner of the cover of Quilter’s World‘s Summer 2013 Issue is designed and made by yours truly – it’s my Garden Mist quilt!
This small wallhanging / table topper was a fun one to make because of the various techniques involved – regular piecing, my “faux” curve-piecing, fusible applique, and three dimensional yoyo flowers. It was designed with “trying out techniques” in mind so that one can have experience in attempting the different techniques without having to make a big ol’ bed spread size quilt.
My ‘faux” curve-piecing technique was achieved by applique-ing the orange peel pieces onto square blocks. You can see the white I used is sheer, causing the background fabric to peek through the white, and thus giving the overall look a “misty” effect. Click here and here for my previous posts on machine fusible applique.
I also decided to use “other than green” fabrics for the leaves and stems. I quite like the visual effect of using prints for stems.
The fabrics used for this quilt are from Art Gallery Fabrics. They have a nice selection of floral prints with a contemporary flair! Check them out if you haven’t already. The design of this quilt is meant for quilters to freely choose the fabrics they like to suit their own palette of choice.
Now about the quilting – except for the straight line quilting, everything else is unmarked free-motion quilting. As usual, the supplies used are Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.
You can see the quilting is a mixture of pebbles and swirls, mixed in with a bit of McTavishing. I covered the former two techniques individually in my online “Learn to Machine Quilt” class, and I combined both the motifs in quilting Garden Mist. [Incidentally, I just checked and saw that Annie’s is still offering the class at 50% off regular price.]
This following shot was taken right when the sun was rising – you can see the sun rays peeking through in the top left corner. I was able to sneak out for a little walk before my little family woke up.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed my Garden Mist quilt. Do tell me what you think of it. Meanwhile, I am going back to work. I have eight quilts to ship out in the near future. I am on my second one….
My 2013 lineup thus far besides “Garden Mist” – click on project names for more information:
Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013): Apple of My Eye
Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome
Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013): Now I know my ABC’s
Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers
QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst
QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play
Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day
Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): Watercolor Sketches
Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life
Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze
Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013): Stained Glass
The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square
The Quilter (April/May 2013): In the Meadow
Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna
Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina
Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013): Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses
RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony