Friday, September 17, 2010

The Sample/Practice Nasturtium Quiltlet


A detail of flower and quilting on my sample/practice project...
Below are all the printed nasturtium images for the Challenge Quilt, now affixed to Pellon Wonder-Under (Misty-Fuse can also be used) for easy transfer to the selected base/background material.


I've selected the fabric below for the back of the quilt.

With 505 Basting Spray on the Warm & Natural cotton batting, both the backing material and the background for the flower fabrics are temporarily adhered. This makes quilting so much easier - no pins to avoid, no hoop to work within, just the sandwiched stretched somewhat tautly as I quilt.

Below, the first stitching detailing on the nasturtium flower...

The completely stitched flower and some free-motion echo-type of quilting on the background...

Some potential fabric options for the outer border (which should have been selected & attached prior to the quilting, of course!

More options for the border...

Selecting one fabric background at a time to get a better look at what the end results might be...

And another...

And another...

Favorites anyone?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The quilt to be is wonderful! I love the oranges and the energy from the colors. My favorite border is the multicolored with the splash of the orage.

Paper Perfectionist~ said...

I just love what you are doing and am really interested in the step by step process. You make it easy to follow along.

I really like the brown fabric!

Pat's Place said...

Hi, Paper-Person! Love your blog - might you also play with beading, flowers and little boys???

vikkibakus said...

Amazing! I've always loved your quilts and your process. And you know me, I usually give my opinion if asked. So, I like the last option best. That's just me, non-quilter quilter lover :)

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