Isn't this just the cutest brightest wallhanging you have ever seen? I had some leftover blocks from this pink and green quilt top hanging around my quilting table so last Saturday I decided to "color" for awhile. Remember as a kid, getting that fresh new coloring book page? All that possibility, all those colors, and YOU were in control. So I took these blocks and made something, just for fun, no pattern, nothing "perfect". And it was great! (I originally had planned to include an orange "hello!" but that just wasn't working.) This is the quilt top the blocks are left over from. The photo does not do the brightness justice, believe me!
And here is a closeup of the quilting. I used my Janome 6500, nylon thread on top, Bob's prewound bobbin polyester on the bottom. And then just went to town. I was sort of trying to do a McTavish look, but wasn't referring to a photo or anything. So I was doing the swoopy thing but in my own style, on the border. I meandered the background of the blocks, pretty small and just outlined the shapes, not finishing the edges. I fussy cut out the butterflies from another fabric, and all the flowers and leaves are freehand. I would guess this took me about an hour solid to quilt.The biggest problem was the fusible web! I followed the directions. It was wonder under I think, and after the fusible was on the fabric, the paper WOULD NOT come off! It just tore off in little tiny shreds. So what's up with that? I have not had this problem previously, so obviously something was wrong. Is the wonder under too old? I've had it about a year. Was the iron too hot? The fabric was unwashed, but the fusible stuck to the fabric, so that was not the problem. Any suggestions?
And here is just a photo of a quilt that was on ebay that I really liked.