Saturday, May 10, 2014

Make Me a Quilt : Hilary

Matchstick Moons #4
Hand dyed cottons for the background and hand dyed silks for the matchsticks,
fused, machine quilted. 33.5" x 24.5"

Altho the Matchstick Moon series was NOT one of the quilts mentioned in Hilary's choices, I asked her if she would like one, and that I was thinking about doing another one, after all these years, and she agreed. So I set out to make one again.
A quilt like this is quilted before any of the matchsticks are applied. So on day one, I did the quilting and then yesterday I got out the silks and began cutting and fusing. It was like eating potato chips and I couldn't stop working, until 8pm! So not like me.

 
Yes, there is a bit of orange, but necessary, for contrast and variety. I hope she won't mind.

7 comments:

  1. So glad you're back to quilting! This is beautiful. Each time I see one of your quilts I think "oh that's my favorite" and then the next one is even better. Love your use of color.

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  2. Hilary11:37 AM

    Melody, it's wonderful...thanks so much! Not too much orange at all, just enough for contrast and zest. Looking forward to seeing it on my living room wall.

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  3. it,s so amazing!

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  4. Mind! Ha! I'd be in seventh heaven! Hilary, you are so lucky.

    Melody, I've had another lot of inconsistent Bondaweb, and had to resort to using two layers of it and pressing for a longer time. Any other suggestions for getting around the problem? A poor fix would have been a disaster on the matchsticks, which brought it to mind....

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    1. Bondaweb? I assume you are in Europe or down under? One can sometimes peel the fusible off the paper before fusing it to the fabric, and then see if there is a missing area, or thin area, and then add to that spot later. Of course using the paper as the pressing sheet..or a teflon sheet to protect the iron.

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  5. I don't know how you keep coming up with such original designs! In the months I've been following your blog I've seen so many different designs. You're very clever!

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  6. thank you for the information you give hopefully in the future could be great again

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