A Productive Afternoon
Posted July 17, 2016on:
The sister of our niece who got the forest quilt is also pregnant. She is due in September. Her colors are navy, teal, and coral. They are having a boy and are decorating with a Southwestern theme. My husband and I thought a quilt with some kind of feather theme would be cool. We scoured the internet and finally found a picture of a feather tattoo that we liked. The tattoo was done by a Puerto Rican artist named Krystel Ivannie. I hope she doesn’t mind that we used her work as our starting point.
I found some great fabrics at Fabric Chicks in Minden, NV. I also added a couple pieces from my stash.
This afternoon we traced our pattern on to freezer paper, Misty Fused our fabric, cut the pieces out, put them down on our background fabric, stuck them down, trimmed the background, added some interest to opposing corners, and had ourselves a quilt top!
My sweet husband concentrating on cutting out the pieces. He was a great help!
The machine stitching of the applique needs to be done, but I think what we have so far looks great!
I used a little flange of coral in the corners…it isn’t wonky like it looks in the picture. It just needs to be pressed a little better.
I hope you are having a great summer. Thanks for visiting my little blog!