On Making a Quilt for Market

part one sewmuchPlease pardon the angle of the photo, the layout is on my ironing board as I’m using a product that is still in the design phase and I can’t show it just yet. This is the beginning of a second quilt for the Sew Much Cosplay booth at International Quilt Market. I had an idea, a color wash of sorts with light batik dots, and Plaster of Paris from Frond Design Studio. and it was kind of working but I knew last night it wasn’t quite right. So I set it aside to get some rest.

Quilt in progress

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Diane Magidson of SewBatik saw the fabric I’d originally cut for the quilt and asked if it was Tequila Sunrise Gradation. She knows her product. Diane’s question got me thinking about my two fave times of the day: sunrise, and sunset. (Queue Music!) I got started listening to the idea of the color wash but limiting the number of fabrics being used to Tequila Sunrise. I’m happy to let the fabric do the work for me.

tequila sunrise

So much better. The dot fabrics are there just in case.

Once I got a few more pieces filled in I grabbed a silicone pressing sheet from C&T and got started pressing. The Teflon sheet I have is just a little too heavy to transfer the heat well. The silicon release sheet allowed the heat to transfer and released the fusible product without any problem.

Shh don’t tell anyone I need an new ironing board cover. I’m going to Market next week and I have my eye on a couple of places to look.

The quilt top is ready to be stitched.

sunrise

I’ll post an update on Instagram later once the top is pieced and ready for quilting.

Catch ya later,

Teri

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