HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN TEAL MANDALA QUILT
MY INSPIRATION FOR THIS WORK
A member of one of the quilting groups that I belong to, offered a mandala workshop. Some of my favourite colours are in the turquoise to teal range. I discovered a piece of teal/turquoise ombre fabric and wanted to use the Bernina Q24 to do graffiti quilting on it. Using teal and purple together is also a very good colour combination. The Jinny Beyer border pattern fabric that I found in my fabric stash, was just perfect for this project! Mandala quilts like this one, should not take you longer than a week to create. It is a quick, fun project.
YOU WILL NEED
- Suitable background fabric
- Two layers of Loomtex batting
- Suitable backing
- Fabric to use for applique
- Applique paper
- Wonder Invisible thread (smoke)
- Isacord machine embroidery thread
HOW TO GO ABOUT DESIGNING and SEWING THE MANDALA
- Create your own mandala
- Fussy-cut pieces from the fabric to use for applique
- Iron applique paper onto the back, cut out, peel paper off
- Iron in position on background fabric
- Use your domestic machine to sew pieces in place
QUILTING YOUR MANDALA QUILT
- Put the work on the Bernina Q24 and spray glue the layers together
- Grafitti quilt in all the open spaces.
- Remove from machine
- Sew hanging sleeve and label on the back of your work and enjoy your own Teal Mandala Quilt
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