Irish Twist QAL by Melissa Corry (Happy Quilting)
This weeks assignment was to applique stitch the petals onto the petal blocks. Even though I am making the wall size version of the quilt, I decided to replace all of the modern patchwork blocks with the appliqued petal blocks (mostly because I have only tried applique once or twice and I wanted to make more than one block).
I used Heat and Bond Lite to hold down the petals and a fun blanket-like stitch on my Bernina to sew them on. The pattern of the stitches went like this:
- A forward stitch along on the outer edge of the petal
- A stitch in and out of the petal area forming the blanket part of the stitch
- A backwards stitch along the outer edge of the petal and
- A forward stitch along the outside of the petal.
Technicolor Galaxy Skill Builder by Pile O'Fabric
I put off starting this quilt until after QuiltCon because of the craziness before and frankly being a little scared and intimidated by the pattern. I think that I have made good progress and I now can say that the hardest part of this quilt a long is picking the colors and just starting. Once I actually stopped stalling and started cutting fabric, this part of the quilt top came together pretty easily.
I am off to make the bias tape now for the "lead" in the stained glass section of the quilt. I am nervous about this step too, but I will be diving into it this weekend.
I am very happy to link up with Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, and WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.