For the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, I thought I’d show you the making of my quilt entry for An Exquisite Moment, called Geschwindigkeit (Speed). Here is the quilt, called Geschwindigkeit (German for Speed).
- Quilt Measurements – 60″ h x 24 ” w
- Special Techniques used, if any – Fused, threadpainted, and some hand painting.
- Quilted by ME! (Cheryl Sleboda!)
Here is the photo of my hand that I worked from. It took it about a week after I bought the car.
I drew outlines of the design and then blew that up to the size the quilt needed to be. I made some design choices, like removing the plastic wrapper on the keytag, and giving my wrist a “tummy tuck”. I also made my fingernail red instead of pink (red being the color of the car).
I worked on a sunny window and used the lines to create patterns that I traced onto the pre-fused fabric and then stuck the finished cutout pieces right back onto the original pattern. You can see the photographs taped to the window to ensure I was using the right colors.
After I had it all cut out, I fused the entire thing to a white fabric background. I used white instead of black because the black fabric would have showed through the hand fabrics.
I then made my quilt sandwich and auditioned the threads. I did not have enough “shades of grey” so I had to go shopping for lots of grey thread.
Then it was on to quilting and thread painting!
I quilted it on my domestic machine.
Here’s a detail of the quilting after it was done.
Hope you enjoyed my little “making of” this quilt!