22 July, 2014

New Raw Edge Applique Quilt and Pattern

Here is my new quilt - "Color Your World'. The center design measures only 26'' and the quilt is 34''.

 Raw Edge Applique Quilt Pattern

This is a similar design with Windows into my World.  This pattern is one of my best selling patterns and I did not expect that, because English paper piecing requires a lot of time! 
So I thought to design something similar but:
- with more blocks and more colors
- more complex design
- easier and faster technique
See below the difference between the two quilts.

 Raw Edge Applique Quilt Pattern
Fusible raw edge applique is a quick and easy technique- I made the top in a few hours.

 Raw Edge Applique Quilt Pattern
I loved to quilt this size!!

 Raw Edge Applique Quilt Pattern

 Raw Edge Applique Quilt Pattern
All the fabrics are Kona cotton.

 Raw Edge Applique Quilt Pattern

On the blocks I quilted with a light beige Aurifil 50wt thread (#2310, a beautiful neutral thread).

 Raw Edge Applique Quilt Pattern
I paired the thread with a Jeans needle and the quilting over the fusible appliques was a lot of fun.

 Raw Edge Applique Quilt Pattern
The quilting on the background was fun to do too.

 Raw Edge Applique Quilt Pattern
I took the time to mark some arcs (with a transparent plastic circle template I found in a big box of CDs).

 Raw Edge Applique Quilt Pattern
Then I filled the shapes with feathers. I love how the quilting textured the background.

I love the combination white thread+beige fabric even more.
I remember how skeptical I was about this color combination and how I changed my mind when I made this bag.

What do you think? I think the combination is subtle but still strong enough to draw your attention.

It was a pleasure to make this quilt, from start to finish.

 Raw Edge Applique Quilt Pattern
Pattern available, if you want to make a quilt like this one. Thank you for your huge support to my little pattern business!

Raw Edge Applique Quilt Pattern

Now I have a lot of bags to sew!

Have a great week,


Tsundoku said...

I'm intrigued, but haven's done fusible applique. If made into a kid'd quilt that would be washed, would it hold up? Would appreciate your thoughts as I would like to try this pattern.

Geta Grama said...

There is no problem in washing the quilt; after the patches are fused, you will stitch down their edges, securing them to the background. Then you will quilt over them. The fusible web makes the patches stiff, the pattern would be great for a wall hanging.

Tsundoku said...

Thank you!

stufenzumgericht said...

Hi Geta,
your new raw edge pattern looks so beautiful and the quilting is stunning. I've just finished your Amelie Bag and loved to sew it. Your instructions are so clear!!!
Take care, Martina

Higham Piecemakers said...

One of our ladies has finished piecing your Paper Pieced version, she is shying away from quilting it after seeing how beautifully you have done yours. We will continue to encourage her


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