I wanted to make a quilt with simple appliqué shapes on white and a lot of quilting on the white background for a while but it took a very long time to decide what I want for that shape. They need to show some movements so the quilting will add dynamism to them. I wanted them to be very simple shape. I wanted the whole design to be asymmetrical.
Fabric audition. First I was going to make appliqué pieces in green/blue but I am going to send this quilt for Modern Quilters Ireland first exhibition and the theme is “Happy” so I thought better add some warm colours too.
They were cut and fused on the Kona white on St. Patrick’s day morning and I started quilting in the afternoon.
I quilted without thinking much about design of quilting. Just doodled. Only important thing was it should be flowing. Since it is a whole cloth quilt with fused appliqué, quilting was very very smooth. No bumps or different thickness of fabric. It flew. Quilting was finished on the next day.
I added very thin binding made of Kona shadow which is a pale blue grey.
My Kodak PIXPRO stopped opening the lens just after one year and two month! and now I am back to 13 years old Nikon. Apologies for the photo quality( and if you know any help please let me know).
As I said this quilt will be at the exhibition in Dublin and others are making fantastic quilts for it as well. I hope you can come to see them in real.