Capture & Create
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Creating the quilt.

I began this quilt by designing it on EQ6.
The block is actually one quarter of an 8″ block.

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In effect, I put the 4 blocks together to make one block.

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I was on holiday and once home, I had to make do with the fabrics in my stash.!!!

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I cut a 10″ square of fabric for the orange background. This is larger than I need, but I prefer to cut it back after the applique has been placed.

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All the other fabrics with the exception of the final two borders will be appliqued on using fusible web.
I put fusible web on the back of the next orange square… I cut a 5″ the square with the paper of the fusible web facing me, it sits better on the mat.

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Next step, was to cut a 10″X1″ strip out of the black fabric which has had fusible web attached to the back.

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I cut four  2 1/2″ X 1″  strips.

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Then using the 45 deg angle of the ruler I cut the corners…

By the way, I LOVE the circular cutting board…. it’s on ball bearings and I just move the board rather than the fabric.

I’m actually just following the pattern… I measured it on the original, but I don’t need the pattern for placement because I’ve cut it to the right size and it just slots into the corners…

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I cut a fusible backed 3″ square for the center.

Then another 3″ square of the purple…… I cut on the 45 deg angle, first in one direction and then in the next.

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I discarded half of the pieces and cut 2 pieces in half again giving me smaller triangles of the purple.

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I couldn’t put the purple triangles down without cutting part of the circle for the center out of them…
I placed one small triangle on the pattern and freehand drew the circle.

Next came the applique, in fact I forgot to reverse the pattern, but it doesn’t really matter.

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A few hints when dealing with tiny little applique pieces…

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prepare the applique, then go and do something else for 20 minutes or so.

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Use tweezers to pick up the small pieces and hold them firmly and the paper generally twists off.

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I sewed the next border on and prepared the black applique.

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Then the fiddly stuff!!!!

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5 Comments

  1. Chris says

    This looks bright and cheery – just like your Mexico photos. Thanks for sharing.
    BTW I love your circular cutter. Is it available in Australia? I find it very frustrating at times trying to keep fabric square after rotating it. No matter how hard I try it seems to move a bit and I need to nudge it back to square.

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