|Quilt Alliance Contest quilt. I made a pattern on large graph paper of the shape of the house
|Using a Fat Goddess Sheet from Mistyfuse, I built the background of my quilt using Mistyfused red fabrics.
|Then I cut out the background, using wool blended felt (TOY002) from National Nonwovens. I use the felt for both the background/foundation and another piece for the backing.
|Ironing the Mistyfused fabrics onto the wool felt background, pressing it into place
|Then cutting the excess edges with a pair of 8" scissors from Havel's Sewing
|Now I've taken it to the sewing machine to completely free motion quilt the background
|One more press with the iron to completely flatten it out to a smooth finish
|The typewriter is constructed on a Fat Goddess Sheet from Mistyfuse, using a variety of black and white fabrics. The keys are hand-drawn using a Pentel Pen for Fabric
|The typewriter is placed on the red background, and ironed into place
|The house with a cup and saucer (one of my trademarks) is placed on the upper portion of the typewriter paper. A larger piece of wool blended felt from National Nonwovens is cut for the back
|Here is a close up of the house. The words are part of a collection by Moda.
|Zipper trim (one of my trademarks) is sewn around the edges of the entire piece
|Free motion machine quilting to bring the foundation and the backing together. The typewriter has been sewn, and now touching up portions of the background. More words on the knobs of the paper carrier.
|The steam coming out of the coffee cup are made with my my own text photo transferred to chiffon, Mistyfused and free motion machine quilted.
|Home is Where Your Story Begins - sold on eBay for $1,675.00, which broke a record for the Quilt Alliance. If you are not a member, you should look into becoming one. For all quilters. you can make a contest quilt for 2013, celebrating their 20th year! It's all about saving our stories, one quilt at a time! Where does your story begin?