Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Gots fabric

Got a bunch of new fabric from etsy shop TCS Fabrics. Will definitely go back for more. I'm thinking some halloween projects are in the future with the spooky fabric I got. And maybe a book dragon applique with the dragon fabric. Not for sure yet,  we'll see. Just want to bask in the lovely fabric. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Haunted Hill wall hanging

I was browsing on Pinterest (like you do) and came across this gorgeous quilt wall hanging that was instant love at first sight.  After a bit of effort, I tracked down the pattern (Haunted Hill) and went about getting some fabric to match.  I ended up trying to get it at the wrong time of year for the better autumnal fabrics, but thankfully, Etsy was there to help me out.  I found some gorgeous orange batik from TCS fabrics store (and went back later for some more fabric).  First step was to trace out the pattern on a sheet of thermo web.  Then ironed it onto the various fabric pieces.  The next step was the arduous task of cutting out along all the little branches.  Tonight I went ahead and ironed on the pieces to the background fabric, trimmed the edges, and added the first layer of borders.

Next up is to add on the dark purple border, cut out backing and padding, possibly baste it a bit, then go about quilting over the branches/witch/bats with invisible thread.  Then binding it.