Saturday, 24 May 2014

Bloggers' quilt festival 2014 - too late to enter :-(

Thanks Amy for holding the bloggers' quilt festival.  This year I was entering a quilt in the original design quilts.  Sadly, I missed the deadline by a couple of hours.  Here is what would have been my entry.

I made this quilt for my niece.

First, I drew the design on paper, to decide how to make the tail.

Then transferred it to a huge piece of paper I made from cheap kitchen paper glued together, to create pattern pieces

The tail was sewn together, the body machine appliqued to the tail.  Then cam the fun of creating the eyes.
Each eye is made from four different fabrics, with two of them needle turned applique and the smallest and largest machine appliqued.  Fifty three eyes later........

The back was made, basting done and it was quilting on my sewing machine.  I quilted the fern design from Angela Walter's book on the tail sections of the peacock.  The label information was part of the quilting, then it was bound, washed, dried and sent off to my niece.

Label quilting.

The back

1 comment:

  1. it's lovely, bummer you missed the deadline! You should enter it this fall!


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