easons Quilt challenge at Persimon Dreams. The challenge is to make a quilt, from start to finish, in one week. Yes, you heard that right. It takes me an average of two years to make a quilt from start to finish.I have a spreadsheet that says so, although it is not accurate since it does not include quilts that have not been finished yet, so the average is actually much higher. I - someone who takes an average of more than two years to finish a quilt - made this one in three days. This quilt will really help with my average, so thanks for this challenge!
In order to make a quilt this quickly, besides dedicating a lot of time to do it, is to go with the first idea that popped into my head. I drew a picture, found some fabric (mostly non-quilting), used up a lot of my recently-purchased fusible, and quilted them down. I folded under the front and folded over the back to finish it. I made the drawing on a back of an envelope and then remembered I now have a notebook for such things
I then put away the drawings and just used my memory and fabric to recreate the scene. I chose non-quilting fabric in an effort to use them up. I put the tree up before the windows, and messed up the perspective of the house. Oh well, that's what folk art quilting is all about!
I like the sparkly velvety tree fabric. It looks like snow sparkles.
I quilted down the applique. The needle became gummy and the thread kept breaking, but I kept on going. The quilting added a lot to the folk artsy nature of this quilt. I hand embroidered the faces on the people, the dog and the snowman.
The size of the batting scrap determined the size. After carefully trimming the batting, I trimmed and folded the background fabric to the back to keep it from unraveling. I then trimmed and folded the backing up and machine sewed it down as a binding.
The fusible did not stick to the wool very well, hence the pointy toe.
I guess it is fitting that the winter weather keeps these pictures so dark. I used white boards to back light it, opened the window blinds, used a flash camera, and auto-lightened the image with an image editing program.
It's about 13 inches square.
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