As I near my 7th month of Covid stay at home I realize while sometimes it has seemed a real pain in actuality I have made a leap into quilty areas I probably would not have ventured into before.
I decided to try a collage. First step iron fusible on a number of fabrics.
Then cut up into little bitty pieces. Note: tear off paper on fusible before cutting up into little bits. Believe me from experience! One of those mistakes you only do once. Taking the paper off a pile of those little pieces took time.
Lay out little bits all over your background. I did discover it is important to make sure the fusible side is down on the background. It was pretty easy to discover while ironing them down that one or two of them were fusible side up. Scrapping the some of the little bits off the sole of my iron was a bit time consuming and fustrating.
I then fused on my trees. I had a pattern of layout for the trees. I am not sure why, but despite cutting everything the proper size, the trees did not lay out in the same manor as was suggested. So, who cares! I just laid them out as I pleased and I'm happy. Now the idea is to lay net over the piece before quilting it. Frankly I did not see the reasoning for that. I am now quilting down the trees with dark brown thread and will quilt in between them with a gold or orange thread. Then probably bind with a dark brown fabric.
I just picked up my Bernina 750 from the doctor's last week. I had a rather upsetting mishap with it about a month ago. While quilting my Cold Wind Blows wall hanging it jammed and I was stuck with the piece stuck in it with the needle down. With a good deal of fusing and husband finally taking the wire cutters to the needle to get it out it was off for repairs. Surprisingly it wasn't much of an issue, just a good cleaning and the timing was off. Running over pins was the suggestion for that mishap. I would like to admit I never do that, but that would be a huge lie. I am a regular offender!
I am back to quilting the Cold Wind Blow now. And yes for those that saw my original posts about it. I did tear out the eco quilting and decided on the serpentine quilting instead.
And his highness Fred one of my daughter's peacocks is enjoying the late summer sun on her patio. He rules the roost over the other three males and one peahen. One must admit he is beautiful and very regal.