Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fall quilt

I just finished working on a fall quilt.  As I showed it in some of the quilting groups online a lot of questions were ask. I thought I would give a brief explanation of how I came up with this quilt.
First of all I love to go to   
  I get most of my clipart from here   I take the clipart and resize using photoshop to the size I want.  I usually print it off using black and white.. I  flip the image so I can trace the parts I want and I trace them right on to heat and bond light.  I do use a light box for this. I was lucky that my grand son bought me one for Christmas and I love it.    I put all the pieces on the fabric that I want mostly scraps. and cut them out .. I then print off the image again the right way still in black and white not flipped and use it to place  the pieces on the fabric.  I use the blanket stitch on my Janome  for most of the applique. I am not very good at hand embroidery so I try to do all  that I can with my machine.  I made a stitch library of all my stitches at different sizes so that I know which one to use.  I use a light tearaway stablizer under the applique and I cut my squares just a little bigger than I want them so I can cut them to the perfect size when I am ready.   I used graph paper to fiqure out my quilt layout first but had to readjust when I added sashing. I do have EQ7 but still have not learned  how to use it.   I really hope this helps.  I have thought about writing  patterns for these quilts but am not really sure how to go about that yet.  I may try it though.   Have a nice day.  . 

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