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Topic: Updated: Appliqued airplane square w/machine sewn binding (didn't win)  (Read 2098 times)
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« on: May 27, 2008 10:52:53 AM »

This is a 12 inch by 12 inch square for the Air Venture Quilt Square contest.  It's getting mailed off today!

This is my first appliqué project, and I have to say, invisible nylon thread is a wonderful invention.  I drew the airplane on a graph paper grid.  Then i drew an enlarged grid on my paper pattern and transferred the drawing to the pattern.  The landscape is a hodge podge of fabrics I had in my stash; the majority of the fabric was from our anniversary trip in January (I was going to make an anniversary quilt for us, but it turned into this instead).

The landscape elements were just free-form cut from the fabrics.  The airplane was cut out using freezer paper as a stencil.  I also found you can use the glad press and seal plastic to make patterns from one paper, then just stick it to another and cut around the shapes.  It's a good option for those without a light box.  All the fabric bits were glued in place using a water soluble glue stick, then I did a zig zag stitch using invisible thread on the top to secure it all down.  When the main pieces were done, I free motioned more stitching because it looked so empty.

The binding is double thickness, and I sewed it to the back first, then zig zagged it to the front.  It went fast, and I think it looks nice.  On the backside, the neutral thread made a frame of sorts around the whole square, which looks cool.

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008 11:23:08 AM »

That's fantastic -well done

« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008 11:30:20 AM »

Beautiful job!  I really like the bear.
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008 11:30:45 AM »

That's amazing i'll keep my fingers crossed for you  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008 12:25:07 PM »

WOW!! That is so awesome! How did you do that bear? I love all the fabrics you used and your airplane. So you're sending it off for a contest? You're getting it back though right? You did a fabulous job on it.

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008 05:50:23 PM »

Beautiful!!  And this is your first applique project?  Wow!  Turned out great.  Good luck in the contest!
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008 07:29:27 PM »

The square got sent off today, and after the contest is over, the organization will keep the entries on display until next year.  So I'll get it back at some point in the future.  When it returns home, it'll be a present for my hubby.  :-)

The bear fabric is super cute.  It's by benartex, and it has a bear and a cat carrying a picnic basket, walking, looking at things, and taking a nap on a cushion. It's labeled with The Quiltmaker's Gift and Scholastic.  I got it as a fat quarter, so that's all the info I have for it.  I had no luck finding it online.

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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008 09:56:18 PM »

That's BEAUTIFUL work! Good luck!

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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008 09:01:47 AM »

That is so cool!  It looks really neat and fantastic!

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008 11:15:31 AM »

Well I hope you win, this is a great little quilt! I particularly like how the plane is positioned in the frame. Hehe, so fun!!

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