Evolution of a quilt: 5

30 12 2007

The last step before I finished yesterday evening was to use the remaining fusible web to create the dragonfly body and wing parts. I didn’t have enough fusible (back to the fabric shop tomorrow!) so was only able to get the wings completed, and a couple of small body parts. In the picture below, I’ve laid them out on top of the muslin which I won’t use now, but you can get a sense of how the dragonfly is coming together.

Fused wings

Still to do, but not in order…:

  • Finish applying fusible web to the remaining dragonfly parts
  • Position the dragonfly parts on to the background
  • Add some grape leaves (as required)
  • Possibly add some bunches of grapes,
  • Fuse applique all parts
  • Stitch the appliqued pieces down with monofilament thread so they don’t go anywhere!
  • Free motion embroider veins in the leaves and lace effect on the wings; if add grapes, free motion embroider light highlights (gold, silver metallic thread?)
  • Get some thin bias tape (gold, silver and black) and outline the dragonfly and other relevant bits with it
  • Add a border
  • Add batting and backing, and a hanging sleeve
  • Quilt the quilt
  • Add binding
  • Continue documenting the process!

Links to all posts about this quilt



3 responses

30 12 2007
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