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Monday, August 01, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Night Watch
Sunset Silhouette Designs, Inc.
By Carol Robinson of Omak, WA.

I bought this as a kit. I started it over 4 years ago, I remember taking the pieces to work with me to cut out during down time. They were quite fiddly but I rather enjoyed the process. This is one of those projects that I really, really want to finish but I was very uncertain about what to do so I put it away only to be taken out, admired and written every year on the UFO list.

Yesterday I got it out and made a decision. I will add the outside borders, then I will layer it and do free motion quilting/raw edge applique all at the same time! If you have an idea that might work better, please share it with me. The bear, pine needles and moon are ultra suede. In some places on the bear, there are 3 layers.......I'm hoping a jeans needle will do the job. I have a few little pieces that will have to be glued back on but I'll wait until I am close to their area before doing that.

It's good to have a plan with this. Finally!!

Go over to Judy L's where others are sharing their fabulous design walls.


Kari Nitzel said...

This is amazing, can't wait to see the finished product.

Cathy said...

I love the bear. Can't wait to see more. It deserves to be finished.

Mary said...

you're not making all the log cabin blocks too? I watched Lynn make two of these quilts. Have fun!

AnnieO said...

Beautiful fabrics, design, and colors. I can see why the kit grabbed you! Sorry, I have no hints to give you but your stitching plan sounds good to me!

scraphappy said...

Sounds like a great plan. There is no reason that the quilting shouldn't hold down all the applique just fine. I've done it with good results on the HQ16 and it save lots of time.

Chris said...

Excellent plan! Good luck :)

Diane said...

way to have a plan and get it done-I have no advice but will look forward to seeing it! Well, off to take care of the dogs...again:)

Melinda said...

I quilted a similar quilt and the only problem was the back. With all the layers, the tension was impossible to keep good.

Wheatridge Studios said...

I handled the applique just as you are planning, I sewed it down during the quilting process. When I got to small pieces, I covered them with some very thin tear-away stabilizer to keep the pieces from following the needle back up in the stitching process. Pictures of my final quilt are here: http://wheatridgestudios.blogspot.com/2009/11/walk-in-woods.html

Happy Quilting! Shelley