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WIP ~ Trillium Flower

First take a macro photo of a  Trillium, then manipulate it in a photo shop program. OK I didn’t take this photo, my husband did, but he was willing to share.

Print out to the size you want your quilt to be, using any enlarger program that you have. Take a black magic marker and highlight the areas where the colors change. Get out your light box. Place your photo right side up and a piece of batting on top of that and  trace photo onto  your batting with a thin black marker.

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I took out my hand dyed fabric scraps and started cutting and placing them while referring to my photo.

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Don’t forget have your backing down first, then your marked batting, before you start placing your small scraps of fabric on top of the marked batting.

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Once all the pieces are in place, carefully take a piece of black tulle and place on top of your piece. Pin heavily into place.

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Last step is quilting then binding!

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WIP# 27A ~ Continuing Geranium Flowers

Holiday season is here and I have been busy making  gifts and other things. I was happy when my fabric arrived that I wanted to make my Geranium flower quilt out of, but before I go into what I have been doing you might want to catch up here ~

https://thebutterflyquilter.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/wip-27-starting-a-new-project-geranium-flowers/

I decided how I was going to piece this little quilt. I thought might save time. Not the case so far!

I received my new light box and love it. I was using a piece of plexiglass and a light that sat up off my table and was hard to work with. When my pattern was too big I would use my sliding glass door!  Not now though.

The first thing I did was turn my paper pattern over to the wrong side on my new light box and then got my light heat n bond  and traced all my design pieces.

Tracing pattern pieces

Tracing pattern pieces

I traced each petal and the center of the flowers. Marked each with a number and carefully cut them out.

My gradation fabric from Sew Batiks is what I decided to use for this quilt.  The green will be the background and the blue will be the flower petals.

Fabric

Fabric

Before I adhered the petals to the fabric, I  cut out the center of each heat n bond paper.  I tried to make 1/4 to 1/2 inch in from outer edge. This way when the fabric is adhered to the background piece it won’t be as stiff!  Using my light box and my paper pattern turned right side up now, I can place the pieces exactly where they need to be!

Cut out center of Heat n Bond piece.

Cut out center of Heat n Bond piece.

Once the pieces are all set in place and ironed I turn the piece to the back side and careful cut out the extra layer of background fabric under each petal. When this is all done only one layer of fabric will be against the batting except the seam allowance.

Cutting out background from the back side of quilt top

Cutting out background from the back side of quilt top

Now that the top is all set I will be using my light box and I will be marking my whole quilt with little lines. Those lines are my quilting lines. I figure it will take me a day to mark all of the lines.

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Wish me luck!

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