Monday, August 12, 2013

Design Wall Monday - 8/12/2013

True to my word, I got busy this weekend with Midnight Runner, my August Christmas project for the Christmas QAL over at Joanna's Needle, Thread, Happiness.

This is a fusible applique project that I had fused down and sandwiched for quilting some time back - probably more than a year ago.  So all I needed to do was stitch down the pieces, which also served as the backbone of the quilting.

I used a lot of sparkly glitter threads for the stitching and quilting.  You know how sometimes you go to a huge Quilt Show and buy stuff and then never use it?  Yeh, me too!  But the last time I was at Paducah, I picked up several sets of sparkly threads to play with.  They came in SO handy for this project!!!

You may not be able to see it, but this picture shows the iridescent sparkle thread I used for Santa's beard.....if you look very closely, you can see the pink and blue showing up here and there.

I used a really nice green sparkle thread for the reins....

I used gold sparkle for the reindeer and sleigh.  Look at all the threads that had to be pulled to the back, tied and buried in the quilt, just for one deer!  There were a lot of stops and starts, so the threads kept multiplying.....

Then I used a silvery-blue sparkle thread to quilt a swirly design in the background....

There's a star button to put on the top of the tree and a seed bead for Santa's eye, of course.  But this project is now all ready to be trimmed, bound and labeled!  One Christmas project down - yoohoo!!!!

The other project I got a lot done on is Genevieve's baby quilt, Live-Laugh-Love.  My DIL fell in love with the quilt Denise at Count it *All* Joy made for her newest granddaughter...

Denise's baby quilt
I didn't have a pattern for this, except that Denise sent me her pattern for the pennants *thanks!* so I decided the best way to accomplish this quilt would be to make a paper pattern.  I taped together pieces of packing paper to the size of the quilt.....

I downloaded a script font that I liked and then did my best to draw that out on the pattern...

I pinned the background fabric to the pattnern....

..... and then using a light box, transferred the drawings on the pattern to the fabric....

I used a Frixion pen for the drawing process.....

So now this project is ready for me to get busy and get it done!  Stay tuned.....

Check out all the other projects on Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times!
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Hugs & Blessings!


  1. Whoot!! Way to go on your Santa and great progress on the banner quilt.

  2. I clicked on the photo and it enlarged and I was able to see your sparkly thread. Nice! Love Genevieve's quilt. Thanks for the process, Teresa.

  3. Oh, wow, glitz and glitter sure spark up that Santa runner! All of those threads needing to be knotted and tucked give me a headache. : )
    Your version of Denise's quilt is so fun. For just a second I thought she had sent hers to you--then I read what was going on.

  4. Gorgeous!! The use of the sparkly thread is fabulous! And the decision to make a paper pattern for the quilt was genious!

  5. I **LOVE** your runner -- how fun it is!!! Your way to do it is probably better than mine ... I just drew on my fabric! *gasp*! LOL! It's how I roll! I can't wait to see your finished piece!! YAY!! :)

  6. Beautiful quilting on your midnight runner!!

  7. Your Christmas quilt is wonderful... So full of personality. I look forward to seeing the baby quilt. It will be darling.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  8. What a cute Christmas runner. Your quilting just makes it more special. That was a smart idea to use the light box and a computer font for her baby quit. Aren't you the clever one!

  9. I enjoyed seeing how you made the baby quilt - clever and creative. Nice job.

  10. Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu better not pout! You better not cry! You better watch out, I'm telling you why! Santa Clause is.......LOOKIN' GOOD! Not to mention his reindeer too! Genevieve Rose's quilt is going to be adorable, and I can't wait to see it completed!

  11. Love your Santa and Reindeer! Looks like they are flying like the wind.

  12. You are so patient to fuss with those metallic threads! It was totally worth it, though. It looks fantastic!

  13. ps ... I really like the little heart you used to dot the 'i' in Genevieve! Too cute! Are you just doing stitching on two rows? I really can't wait to see your finished piece!!!! :)

  14. Nice job on the Christmas quilt! I love the Genevieve quilt also. It's been crazy here. Our grandbaby arrived on Tues.

  15. Love your sparkly Christmas quilt! Whoop whoop!!


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