Thursday, August 2, 2012

Glam Garlands miniature

While we were watching the Olympics today, I found a quilting design that I really liked for the third miniature from Elizabeth Hartman's Modern Patchwork book. Click here and take a look at the purple wall -- I liked the random-angled lines and I thought it would complement these bell-like shapes.

I used a FriXion heat-erase pen to mark a bunch of lines across the quilt. You kind of have to steel yourself to draw across your quilt with black ink! I stitched right across the lines with the walking foot (no free-motion on this one), took it to the ironing board and with one quick pass, the black lines disappeared. Those pens are AWESOME for marking!

I didn't want heavy quilting on this one -- I like the airy effect of these shapes on the white background; it reminds me of a tropical windchime (...hey, maybe that's a good name...) -- so the quilting only took a few minutes. I stitched the binding and the hanging sleeve on while we watched Casino Royale. I don't really get the whole 007 thing. Every single scene, all I could think of was Austin Powers. ("I'm Richie Cunningham, and this is my wife Oprah.") Perhaps THAT would be an even better name for this mini.

Unnamed (12 x 24"). From "Glam Garlands" pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.

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