Word Quilt Block
At the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild Meeting for February, we were to make a quilt block with an inspirational word. I made up that “Fly” quilt block as my inspirational word, previously to test an idea.
At the meeting we were given a square of batting and two tan squares of fabric. Many members brought scraps to share and mix up. How great is that grey and orange fabric I picked? I don’t know who makes it or anything, I just love grey and orange. (Maybe I should say, I love grey and orange, today.)
I worked on my block back at the studio.
First up, I needed to prep the fabric for raw-edge applique. Today, I picked Steam-A-Seam 2 fusible webbing.
The letters have to fall within a certain boundary of our provided quilt block, so I had to plan a bit.
Once the letters were in place, I whipped out the trusty dinosaur iron and pressed those scrap letters in place.
Raw edge applique those letters in place by stitching right along the cut edge of the fabric letters.
Not perfect, but definitely stitched down. Now for the quilting.
I traced a spool in an off-centered position on my quilt block with the Frixtion pen. I had plans to use a walking foot; I had plans to use a free motion quilting foot. Plans-schmans. Ultimately, I just used the regular ole standard presser foot for stitching my “spiral” design. Super fast. Super easy.
Now here’s the craziest part of this quilt block story: I started making this quilt block at 7:46 in the morning and finished the quilting stitches at 8:05a. Whew- that was QUICK!!! Raw edge applique is like that, right?
I cannot wait to see all the other inspirational words that the other guild members make up next month.