As promised, the last part of quilting and finishing my Snowmen Gathering quilt: although I have done a lot of quilting already, there has to be done even more to finish it all. I like to quilt intensively, so it takes a lot of time. I want to finish this quilt before Winter comes, and I can have it on a wall until Spring.
Filling the background with quilting: because parts have multiple layers of fabric/Heat’n Bond Lite, and other parts just one layer (Sky and borders) I have to be careful how to quilt: with just one layer of fabric on top of the sandwich, quilting makes it shrink more comparing to parts with many layers and Heat’n Bond Lite.
The crystals themselves have to be quilted to, to secure them to the quilt. Heat’n Bond Lite glue will stick to the fabric, if it is ironed the right way, but in time it can loosen, which is not what I want. Also I can add more sparkle to the crystals, using metallic machine thread.
I often draw my quilting ideas onto paper, before quilting on a sandwich. This way I can see if the effect is what I want. Just to get the idea, it doesn’t have to be a beautiful drawing… And I always store these drawings, for future quilts.
My Winterquilt ‘Snowmen Gathering’ is finished: I have placed another figurine of a Snowman next to it, and garland on top. Hope you enjoyed the making of this quilt and perhaps I have inspired you to make your own Winterquilt with some lovely snowmen.
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