Happy Days Quilting

A blog about Applique and Quilting

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Work in Progress

I have been quilting loads of butterflies over the weekend on this quilt

This photo shows the quilt before I unpicked and re basted it

I used freezer paper to make my template which is a new technique for me and was suggested by A nudge who has a lovely blog called A Quilting Reader's Garden.


I free motioned around the template using my closed toe darning foot, the open toe foot caught the edges and pulled it up more.


Once I finished quilting around the template, using a scissors I peeled it off.


I then added some details to the butterflies, I tried to make them all look slightly different, not an easy task as there were 20 of them!


I played with idea of hyper quilting the butterflies with different coloured threads and adding more details, but after talking with my quilty mates and the phrase "over kill" was mentioned I decided against it  LOL!

I will definitely be using this technique again, I only had to make one template for all of the 20 blocks and it was still going strong!

This post is linked to Ester's Blog and Freshly Pieced, two of my favourite blogs.

Happy Sewing!

11 comments:

Elaine said...

What a good idea. The quilt is very cute. What a lucky baby.

Carol Sanin said...

This is so pretty...I love the quilting...

Rhonda G said...

This is sooo cute. : )

Bunny said...

How adorable this quilt is. Love it.

LynCC said...

Sooooo adorable. Thanks for sharing the freezer template trick!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very pretty; great idea using ther template

Vireya said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it - this solves an issue I have with the UFO I'm working on at the moment.

mainer said...

Great job on those butterflies! That's a great method, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

i am making this quilt too - must find it and finish it off! years ago i used contact (shelf liner,book covering?) as a template to hand quilt. had forgotten about that method. freezer paper wasn't used in aus then. love the colours you are using.
regards
shirley

charlotte said...

Thanks for the freezer paper trick. I am getting ready to quilt a special quilt soon that has butterflies on the fabric and this is the perfect way to do it. I will post a picture on my blog when I get it done. Christmas is my deadline. I will link to your blog since the idea is all yours. Thanks again.

Deborah said...

I love the way you did the butterflies. I just finished my first big project on the quilting machine. I'll have to remember the template idea. Was that just wax paper or freezer paper?