progress on new quilt and raw edge appliqué tutorial 2

This is the mess we have created thus far, the small rotary cutters are really useful tools
here's where we're at, a lot of little puzzle pieces have are fused to the background.

Here’s where we are  so far; the backing . batting and top background are sandwiched  together. I use a spray adhesive 505 Spray And Fix to sandwich everything together.  The parts of the puzzle pieces are in the process of being fused to the quilt sandwich. As you can see there is subtle color variations with the  individual parts of the flowers. You will need to finish fusing down your entire composition.

It is starting to come together.

keep adding more to the composition until you are happy with the result.

Your next step once you have fused down all the pieces is to zig zag around the edges of  each individual piece in the matching thread color.. You want the stitches set  shorter and tightly spaced together.  Go slowly, stop when you need to turn fabric and so on. Be sure to pull up your bobbin thread to the top  when you start out at the beginning of each thread color change.

ZigZag around the edges and add additional details with straight stitch as shown in leaf veining
close up of poppy with edges zig sagged.

I used some free motion thread painting to add details and highlights.

thread painting done with feed dogs dropped and fabric moved to create the design.

ready for quilting

I’ll finish it and show you the finished quilt next time. Happy Quilting!

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About Myself & My Approach Art has always played a role in my life, in one form or another. My family is filled with many artist's, so my love of art came naturally. By my teens, I had narrowed my focus to painting. I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild at 15, the youngest member at that time. I've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, I was raising my children, part of that time as a single parent. My circumstances have changed, the kids are grown and I have more time for Art. Art is a form of therapy for me. I was introduced to quilting & fell in love. In time I missed the creative freedom painting made possible. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. I make creative decisions, choices, directions to take as they present themselves. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think to myself, "this is one of my better ones". when that happens, I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. I’ve had work published in several magazines., which is gratifying. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased art quilt. Word press https://barbaraharmsfiberart.com Etsy shop-sales https://barbaraharms.com Https://barbaraharms.com Contact: inquiry barbaraharmsfiberart@outkook.com Personal Links

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