Saturday, March 7, 2020
Quote Quilt Goes to Kindegarten
I follow Cheri Payne's Facebook group and really enjoy seeing all the beautiful primitive quilts that are made from her designs. When someone posted a quilt that had an alphabet on it, I remembered it was something I wanted to do. A great way to do that without starting a whole new quilt is to add it to the quote quilt. I added the book last week and this seemed like a good place to add the alphabet. The perspective was great in the drawing of the book but I didn't translate it well in fabric. I still think it looks like a book and the letters nearby should help identify it if it doesn't.
I added the alphabet today. I didn't measure it out so was very lucky that it fits exactly.
Jenny of Elephanz gave her newsletter subscribers an embroidery pattern as a going away present. Breathe deep and let go. I decided to put it on a neutral background and add the background to the quilt. The beige background is pretty noticeable on the quilt since the quilt is blue and cream, not beige. I positioned the applique to make sure there was a bit of each of the triangles showing since they was a part of the quote block and shows the choices of the swappers.
Beside it, you see a stamp that a swapper used as her quote. I embroidered the big flowers but didn't think I could do much with the rest of it until I remembered that I had some Inktense color pencils which I had bought for use on fabric. I think it dries permanently.
Crazy quilts aren't supposed to be washed. This is freeing, because it allows me the freedom to add color pencils without testing them first, but it is also scary because it means I have to be careful not to get the quilt dirty as I work on it.