Sunday, February 26, 2012

Yah, Number Four

How Does Your Garden Grow is a quilt kit by Pat Wys I started back in 2005.  I had some of the blocks made but none of the appliqué. I wasn't really a fan of applique' back then but over the years I have come to really enjoy doing all types of applique'

On this quilt I decided to try something I hadn't done before - Hand appplique' by machine.
Instead of using freezer paper to make my shapes I used a wash away fusible material sold by Jenny Haskins called Tearaway Magic.  This material is supposed to dissolve when washed so you don't have to cut your background to remove the paper.  I think it worked pretty well.  Most of it dissolved leaving only a few fibers which seemed to give the applique' a little poof.  I have a little more explanation here.
This group has really been great for helping me finish some of my projects.
Nancy R


Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful quilt! Great finish, it must feel good to finish something started years ago.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Congrats on your finish...I love this quilt....vibrant colours are wonderful.

rubyslipperz said...

Great information on the Tearaway Magic. I'm thinking I might have to try it out.

I really luv the flowers...vine-ing around the edges.


Susan said...

LOve it! - Love the strong colours - and it would make a great scrappy - "use up your bits" project. Thanks for the info on the Tearaway Nagic.

Fiona said...

Beautiful quilt and great finish.... good to hear about the magic stuff.

miss~nance said...

Beautiful bright quilt. love the applique.


Cath said...

stunning quilt. I am sure you are very happy with the finish!

Chris H said...

Oh wow, that is gorgeous! I love the detail on the border!