at around the time of the above picture, I was introduced to QUILTING!
So I flipped the quilt over and free motion quilted my spirals from the back. Some areas were quilted heavily and others weren’t quilted at all.
The effect was what I was hoping for, and here’s the finished quilt! Well, when creating the design, I needed a focal point for the center. While at the Sister’s Quilt Show Expo in Oregon this past Summer, l happened upon the Babylok™ booth and was intrigued by a sample the rep had made using swimsuit material.
I wanted to use Art Deco lettering, as that was very popular during the Art Deco period. You may remember that my husband and I just celebrated a landmark anniversary (click here for that post). Because the fabric was shiny and stretchy, the machine quilting was dimensional and dynamic.
On our first date (in 1972), we went to dinner and a movie, and then we walked along Bradford beach on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, and this romantic man drew our initials in the sand. Then, on our way back to Portland, we stopped at a huge fabric store and I found a piece of metallic copper spandex knit – on a clearance rack! When the Milwaukee Art Quilters chose “Art Deco” as their large challenge theme this year, I knew I had the fabric and the quilting idea, I just needed a design. Next I made a few small stitching samples with a variety of different batts and stabilizers, so I could try stitching on this very non-traditional fabric and see what worked best.
I did a bit of web-surfing and found a site with instructions for creating “Great Gatsby Style Patterns” in Photoshop. I decided to create the quilt top using my Silhouette Appliqué technique: Once the appliqué was done, I layered everything over a piece of flat cotton batt, and the quilt backing fabric, re-pinning in the black fabric areas once again.
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