This little quilt was made to hang on the wall opposite my bathroom mirror. When I'm at the sink and look in the mirror, I see the mirror image of the quilt. It's a great way to start my day, and a fun surprise for guests.
It is raw edge fusible applique, and the piece was covered with black tulle before machine quilting. I quilted random vertical lines with metallic thread. I really enjoy making mosaic quilts! I used the font "Block" for the lettering — I liked how the letters were already made of pieces.
I used a mirror when assembling the mosaic pieces, to make sure everything would look as expected in the mirror. Pictures below show the work in progress, and what it looks like in a mirror.
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This little quilt is the result of taking my first online class (Faces on Fabric, taught by Terri Stegmiller). I am a confident experienced quilter, but was terrified at the thought of trying to paint a face on a quilt. The face is painted, and everything else is machine applique.
It was an exhilarating, scary experience and I loved it. It's good to go out of our comfort zones sometimes! I still have a lot to learn, but I'm thrilled with my first attempt.
This was a fun exercise in improvisation. I used rulers to cut straight edges, but didn't measure anything.
This was one of my early attempts at free motion quilting. This was one of many practice pieces I did to improve my skills, so I could make a wedding quilt for my neice.
The yo-yo was added after blocking the quilt (when the multi color fabric bled into the yellow!)
The back of this tiny quilt was in Quilters Newsletter magazine in an article about hanging methods.
The stitching on the blue fabric was worked on a 1 inch grid that was marked with chalk.
This was inspired by some wonderful curved piecing in one of Georgia Bonesteel’s books.
The heavy black links are free motion stitched with heavy black thread. The rest of the text was written with a Pigma Pen.
It's a word that starts with "C" — the C looks like another curl. :-)