a retro confetti parade ~ courtesy of ex libris fabric panel by alison glass

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well… hello!

i’m back from a sweet~sweet time at flathead lake with girlfriends, and it was a wonderful week {and a few days too!}

i have more about all of that coolness… later! 

time for a little blog catchin’ up ~ here is a bit of fusible and experimenting with my accuquilt die cut, combined with  lots of thread, yarn, and quilting play action…. free motion couching, using the fabulous ex libris fabric line from alison glass on a dark brown background fabric from art gallery fabrics.  so smooth… so satiny looking.   can you say “in love” as a wonderful backdrop to the color?!  {you know ‘i do’ ~ pun intended!}

i pre-fused the ex libris panel fabric, and then ran it through with the teardrop shaped die from accuquilt.  i fused them on, creating an original “flower” shape… and then stippled quilted the flower surface, and then added free motion couching {love that bernina #43 free motion couching foot!!}

once all that was accomplished, i quilted with bobbin quilting {from the backside}… and then did some echo quilting on those shapes, which were quite similar to the accuquilt/fusible ones …

i added a bit more of a spark by applying my zig zag stitch, free motion style.  this means i set the zig zag for width… {approx 3.0} but i control the “satiny” look of it by how i move the fabric… it looks like a satin zig zag, rectangle…. and then i switch to the straight stitch {also free motion} in between, and continue quilting the surface.  

and oh yeah, the purple thick thread i applied via bobbin play?  that is ‘razzle dazzle’ by superior as well!

i also used a superior threads “rainbows” style thread, which is variegated, 100% polyester thread.  fabulous!  and oh… “sew easy” ~ or ~ make that “quit easy!”  much of that is due to bernina’s built-in temporary altered stitch memory, because once i set the zig zag width, it’s just a touch of the #2 zig zag button, and it remembers the width, {or length}, {or tensions} or … {needle position} for each and 
every stitch i employ! {and EnJoy!}
and hanging from my dining room wall, so you can see the entire piece.  not my most fave pic, but at least you can view the entire little runner.
have a blessed day!  it’s a gorgeous one here as i hit the road for teaching collage at the sewing palace quilt shop
 in helena montana!  yahoo!
soli deo gloria!

Comments 1

  1. That is beautiful. Makes me think of trying your technique myself. Like little sprinkles all over your runner. I have a birthday runner to make, I bet that would look really cute.

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