Saturday, March 04, 2017

RJR Collaborative Quilt

Last year, designers for RJR were invited to make a window for these buildings to share a common thread. I had just turned in my drawings for my first ever line with RJR, so I knew my fabrics would not be available to show in this quilt.  Isn't it beautiful?  It was featured in the RJR Quilt Market booth in 2016

Here is my square - 8x8. My daughter designed this for me.  She did a great job. Our dog with a crown, a cup of coffee, a bird and a donut!  What could be better than that?  This is made with RJR's dots and stripes. So cute!

My fabric is here!  I cut a piece of wool blended felt 12x12. I don't use batting in my quilts, but use felt from National Nonwovens WCF001 as my foundation layer.

All of my fabrics have been pre-fused with Mistyfuse, so they are ready to go. I have carefully overlapped the fabric onto the felt.

I am pressing it in place directly onto the wool blended felt

I have found that cutting from the back, using the felt as the guide, works really well!

I had this little drawing, and no pattern to speak of. I am going to fussy cut and see if it all works out


Here's my first attempt at the dogs head

Just might be a tad too big. Back to the cutting board


Cut down the dog head to make room for the stacking objects. I pressed these parts down with my iron

Using this Pentel Gel Roller for Fabrics pen, I will mark the eyes, nose and eye brows, and legs and feet of the bird

Woot!  It all works, and matches the drawing pretty well
These are the fabric swatches from my line 'hopscotch' that are in this mini quilt. I used some of the selvage to create a dog collar. Pretty sweet!

and hopscotch was his name-o. I free motion machine quilted around the edges of each object and added some shading and fun elements to the donut (sprinkles). 12x12 mini quilt!


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