Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WIP, A wall hanging for Sufi!

This month's Challenge in DQ is to make a single piece quilt. I decided to make a wall hanging  for Sufi's new room in Mumbai. It was also a way to use my brand new Bernina sewing machine....which Viveck got me! With an assortment of quilting foots as well!!!
Sufi loves the story of the 3 owls, and I read it to her many times when I was last with her. Now there are 2 barn owls that come to her flat in Mumbai some evenings, so this seemed a good picture.
I found a great design on the net and adapted it to finally come up with this one! I wanted a night scene, but just couldn't find the right kind of fabric. After a frustrating afternoon looking for the correct fabric in the market, I decided to paint the background using fabric paint. Since this is going to be a wall hanging I have used a heavy cotton. I had great fun actually splashing 5 kinds of blue on to the fabric with a really fat brush!
I next made the templates on paper. I chose an assortment of fabrics and stuck the bits onto fusible backing which stiffened the fabric. I then cut out the pieces.
I have now placed all the bits on to the fabric and am ready to use my new machine to applique them on!





5 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see the finished piece! It already looks gorgeous :)

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  2. That is so beautiful, Brinda !! I'm sure Sufi is going to love it !

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  3. Lovely baby quilt, Brinda! Share your baby quilts with the rest of us by
    linking in to this week’s theme of Baby Quilts!

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