Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Geschwindigkeit

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). Spring-2013-BQF-buttonHere 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!)

geschwindigkeitHere is the photo of my hand that I worked from.  It took it about a week after I bought the car.
SAMSUNGI 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).
SAMSUNGI 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.

SAMSUNGAfter 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.
SAMSUNGSAMSUNGI 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.
SAMSUNGThen it was on to quilting and thread painting!
SAMSUNGI quilted it on my domestic machine.

SAMSUNGI worked late into the night to get the binding on so it was ready for photographs.  I bound it in red because the car itself is red and it would be hanging on black drapes, and it’s a dark quilt.

Here’s a detail of the quilting after it was done.


Hope you enjoyed my little “making of” this quilt!