Raw edge appliqué

I have made number of raw edge appliquéd quilts using two types of fusible. My preferred fusible is a product called “Mistyfuse”, although “Steam-a-seam lite” is useful as it is slightly sticky so it allows you to position your pieces accurately and securely before doing the actual fusing. However despite fusing it as instructed, (I know steam ironing is supposed to sort this issue out) my domestic sewing machine was not keen on stitching through the sticky material. The Lite worked better for me than the normal Steam-a-seam2.

Below are some examples where I have worked from digital photos to help me produce my finished textile art:

  • “Portrait of Billie” was started at a Festival of quilts workshop with Lea McCormas. I used a photograph I had taken to build my quilt pattern.
  • “Ripples on still water” was a CQL group challenge called “Close to Home” using a photograph I had taken on Wimbledon Common. The background water was constructed with tiled raw edge appliqué blocks, randomly selected.
  • “Indian girls” was made via email instructions from Australian quilter Phil Thomas. With her remote help, I used the photograph of the Indian girls pictured below to build my pattern.

Click the images below if you would like to see an enlarged photograph.

Fantastic Fusion

In this instance there was no photograph involved in making this quilt. It was an improv quilt using fused fabric to build up the quilt surface. I was guided by Lisa Walton’s online platform “Fantastic fusion” workshop.

“Fantastic Fusion” made at an online Lisa Walton workshop 2020 NFS

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