So I mentioned last post that I'd give a few more details about my Quiltergeist art quilt. I did take photos as I went along making him, but of course I didn't post them here as I was keeping the quilt a secret until the exhibit. But I thought I'd show them now.
The quilt is free-pieced which is my usual method. I make large selvage sections first then shape them by trimming. The selvage sections are pieced in to the background (not sewn on top). The flying nine-patches are also pieced. I keep adding and sewing pieces together until everything is in the right place and the whole thing is large enough. This takes a while, believe me.
This is the pile of fabric I picked from my stash to use for borders. I think most of it ended up in the finished piece.
This was an early attempt to get the shape of his eyes and mouth right.
The scissors and spools of thread are added here. They are appliqued on.
I don't draw out my letters ahead of time. I just shape them as I go. But I do use painter's tape to keep my line straight.
Word looks good.
Inner border sewn on.
And, finally almost done!
I quilted it using my regular old presser foot same as always. It took a while same as always. But I love how it turned out.
And as I'm sure you know if you've read the blog for a while, I love Halloween. I've been posting a picture a day of my many past Halloween sewing projects on my Facebook page and will do so for the rest of the month. If you're interested, click here to Like the page and follow along on Facebook!
Cheers! Riel Nason