My February Challenge week 3
Inspiration comes from a lot of different places. This week I was watching my daughter show her 2 year old daughter how to draw spirals. It gave me an idea on the applique shape I should add to my challenge piece. Not exactly a spiral, but in a sense it is, just with straight edges because that's what I felt would work well with my background. (If you missed this week's rules, you'd find them here: February week 3 rules)
I started by drawing my ideal shape on freezer paper. I figured that this would work as a template for both applique and quilting. I placed it on the background just to be sure it would work as intended.
I selected one of the three fabrics that I'd chosen in week 1, I felt this one had the best color change from dark to light.
I draw three templates onto fusible, making one a little smaller than the other two, then positioned them on the background making note of where I thought the best place for the color change to be. My thought was to have the darker color on the lighter background and the lighter color on the darker background.
I fussy cut them from the fabric this way.
Then I cut them out, positioned them and fused them on to the background.
I changed my mind about the thread selection and wanted to use the bright variegated thread instead. I think it looks just the right match for the fabric.
I had fun stitching around the shapes twice. Fun because it was interesting to see where the colors of the thread ended up as I stitched.
I'm really enjoying this. Next week I will do the quilting using the template already made. I cannot wait to see what other quilts are sent into the gallery.