Saturday, May 16, 2015

SkyFall for Spring Quilt Market

I saw this in production at Hoffman Fabrics, so when it came in, I wanted some.  It is a digital print. The back is white.  Screen printed fabrics, the color goes all the way through to the back.  Digital stays on the surface.  It spoke to me on so many levels.  The bright colors, patterns and textures.  I wanted to cut it up.
Fusing 101.  One large piece of fabric.  Press it first to get out all of the wrinkles. I used a little water spray bottle to help press down the creases.

Mistyfuse bolts.  The one on the left is 35 inches, the next one is 18 inches.  The big one is perfect for fusing yardage.  This is when I realized that I didn't have quite a yard of fabric.  The bolt that I use the most is the 12 inch one.  The perfect size for mostly everything.  Mistyfuse also comes in 10-yard packs in white and black.  My face is on the white package, and Yvonne Porcella graces the package of black.

I used the 18 inch bolt, and laid it out in two sections, carefully.  Nothing falling over the edges.  I have a huge Holy Cow Goddess Sheet on my design table to protect it from any stray fusible web.

My dry iron is set on 5, which is the setting for cotton

A second Holy Cow Goddess Sheet over the top, that covers it completely.  Goddess Sheets are also made by Mistyfuse.  Nothing sticks to it.  It is the perfect partnership for Mistyfusers

Pressed it into place with my hot iron, in circles, carefully to secure all of the edges.  Wait for it to cool, before pulling off the Goddess Sheet.  If any of the Mistyfuse comes up, pull the Goddess Sheet down and give it more heat.

This is what the fabric should look like - slick and shiny - then you know you have a good bond
Sizzix dies #659146 2" sides (the larger one) and #653317 1" sides (smaller one).  I used a Sizzix Fabi die cutting machine.  It is totally portable and lightweight.  It is the same as a Big Shot.  There is a link to Sizzix in the right column.  I lined the hexagons up on the edge of the Goddess Sheet to keep them straight.  Each hexagon overlaps ever so slightly onto the next one.

It's coming together

Getting larger

I was having a super a-ha moment in my studio in looking at this.  Imagine that it is only 2 fabrics!

I am trying to decide how to finish it.  Straight lines on the sides and wonky on the top and bottom?

I decided to throw caution to the wind and just keep it like this!  Backed it with another piece of black wool blended felt, and cut it pretty close to the fabric on the edges
Skyfall  2015  23" wide by 28.5" high

Detail so you can see the free motion machine quilting!  So thrilled! 


  1. It's awesome. You should be thrilled.

  2. This turned out great! I am sure they love it!

  3. This is fabulous. Just love it. You have so much color in your art, I fall in love every time I see something from you.

  4. It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your process.

  5. You used that gorgeous Hoffman fabric to make a beautiful result. I need to get bigger goddess sheets!

  6. Beautiful. I love that skyline fabric. Did a quick check on the net and can't find it. I'll keep looking.

    1. I found it at Beverlys Fabric

  7. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made this beautiful piece. I would never have guessed it was only two fabrics!

  8. I'm so thrilled with your tutorial! Thank you soooo much!


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