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.


  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.

  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.

  3. it,s so amazing!

  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....

    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.

  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!

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

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