I decided to make a throw-sized quilt, something that you could curl under on the sofa while watching "Murder, She Wrote" (which is a ritual around here on occasions when my daughter, Natalie, is here visiting).
First, I asked my architect friend to enlarge this figure, as derived from one of the cloth designs.
Placing the image over a lightbox,
I traced the shape onto a piece of the ND fabric that
had been pre-fused with Mistyfuse.
I worked on the reverse (fused) side of the cloth, tracing with a
Pentel Gel Roller Fabric pen (which I adore BTW!)
Here is the complete tracing on wrong side of fused fabric.
Now, I cut the shape out. It was easy because I was using my fabulous 7" Havel's Scissors
with the micro-serrated blade. You should try these scissors because they are amazing for this type of work!!
She is ready to be fused onto the book panel.
So far, so good!
I like how this looks!
Here, I am "free-cutting" block strips with my wonderful Havel's 7" scissors.
I've had these babies for years and they are as sharp and amazing as the day they
came out of the package. Seriously great scissors!
I made a bunch of pieced blocks that I later changed my mind about.
These are now on the back of the quilt...
I changed my mind and switched to the blue-yellow colorway for the quilt top.
Here is a corner block, under-construction
I wrote the quilt label on a piece of plain yellow pre-fused cotton,
using my Pentel Gel Roller Fabric Pen (LOVE).
After fusing, I stitched around each edge.....
The label is the yellow block with blue border in the center of the quilt back.
I decided to place the label prior to the quilting.
I used all the extra pieces of ND fabric to create a scrappy-pieced quiltback.
I like how it looks!
Here is the finished quilt,
long-arm quilted by my friend, Danielle Wilkes.
I machine-stitched the binding.
Here is the quilt "in action": tucked around my daughter, Natalie,
who was visiting from Austin.
We have a ritual of watching old "Murder, She Wrote" episodes on Netflix.
I think it was even more fun all cozied-up under "Nancy"!
I had so much fun making this quilt! For even more great ideas about how to use this fun fabric line, please stop by today's other blog hop participants' sites:
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Oh, and PS: The winner will receive a pair of Havel's scissors as well as a Pentel Fabric Gel Roller pen! Woo Hoo!