Monday, June 17, 2019

Fat Quarter Experiment -- Part 9 THE END!

I'm so excited to show you my finished fat quarter experiment!

I love this little quilt.  I was going to donate it to a quilt auction, but I fell in love and have to keep it.

To finish this quilt, I stitched very small horizontal lines behind the swirl on the right side of the quilt and in the blank area in the left area of the quilt.  I used DecoBob Antique White thread in top and bobbin. DecoBob is an 80 weight polyester thread; it's very thin so that the texture shows on the quilt but the thread doesn't overwhelm the design.

Then I trimmed the quilt and bound it with lovely Sun Tan Fossil Fern fabric and then I machine bound it.  For fun, I stitched the top of the binding down with Glamore 12 weight metallic thread.  It packs a serious visual punch and worked beautifully in my sewing machine.

I have plans for another Fossil Fern fat quarter experiment.  The colors will be completely different.  Some of the techniques will be repeated and I'll bring in other ones that are new.  And I don't yet know how it will turn out because it's an experiment.

If you want to play with the colors of this first experiment, I've put together a Fossil Fern fabric pack for you.  It includes:

one fat quarter of Pastel Almond for the background
one fat quarter of Wisteria for the bias strips
one fat eighth of Lemon Balm for the circles
one fat eighth of Peridot for the leaves
one half yard of Sun Tan for the flowers and the binding

It does not include instructions because this is an experiment and I want you to play and come up with your own quilt!

Stay tuned for the beginning of my next quilt!

Fat Quarter Experiment
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8


Kerry said...

Definitely one to keep - it's so cute and pretty.

Pamela Arbour said...

You did a fabulous job. I am glad you are keeping it. It is lovely.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Great job, Debby! I love it too!