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on Feb 18, 2016 in Blog, blogging others, business, Longarm Quilting Gallery, northcott fabrics | 5 comments

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily DesignsNorthcott Fabric’s QuiltCon 2016 Quilt – Revealed

Today is REVEAL DAY!!! Hooray! You know it is hard to keep a good secret. Thankfully, the designers working with Northcott to create QuiltCon 2016 booth quilts were all allowed to share sneak peeks along the way. (See the sneak peek blog posts here and here.)

Let’s talk about making this quilt!

I was provided the official logo font for Northcott’s NEW fabric line ColorWorks. With that, I was able to determine the placement of the text on my quilt using this quilt as inspiration.

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

I decided how high I wanted the letters and had to find the center of the letters which will line up with a vertical line on the quilt.

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

I then traced the letters onto the quilt with this water soluble pen

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

I used steps in my Texty Trapunto style to add batting behind the lettering. You can see more in this sneak peek preview.

To begin the quilting process, I first had to outline the letters on the longarm, using rulers when I could.

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

After each letter was outlined twice, I filled in around the shape with little pebbles. The maxi-lock gold thread I used to longarm quilt was the perfect match for the ColorWorks solid.

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

I planned to add a chunk of pebbled words along the right side of the quilt. Pebbles turned into a few swirls every so often.

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Once the letters were complete, I could move to deciding what I’d quilt on the rest of the negative space. I opted for feathers.

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

The appliqued pre-printed shapes are part of Northcott’s ColorWorks concepts collection and were applied using the techniques from my book, Learn to Sew Easy Curves. I quilted around the circles with a looping design. Once those two areas were complete, I needed to connect the space with straight-ish lines.

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Hum. After stewing on the design, I think I need more feathers. I added another row of feathers, right next to the first one. When that was finished, I needed to connect the quilting designs with more straight-ish lines.

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

After quilting the appliqued circles with monofilament thread, it is finished. Let me show you the festive backing fabric. It is on the Northcott Fabrics site here and is #20799-99(The band across the top is a hanging sleeve.)

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Since this is going to a booth at QuiltCon 2016, I wanted to include my business cards. If you are into quilt labels, you’ll like this part, I think. The line has a panel of printed quilt labels. They are big with plenty of room to write. I hand stitched a pocket into my label and even secured it with a Velcro closure to hold business cards.

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Now back to the quilt front.

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

The binding on this quilt was originally supposed to be the orange-y background fabric. Once I saw all the colors on the backing, though, I had to frame this quilt with it. I love how festive the binding is with the appliqued shapes.

Northcott Fabrics | QuiltCon 2016 | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

If you are at QuiltCon West, snap a picture for me! Tag me on Instagram with @reannalilydesigns_jen. I’d love to see the quilt!!

 

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    5 Comments

  1. Wow! Nice job Jen. I love your longarm skills.

    Corinne

    February 18, 2016

  2. It is beautiful.

    Kathy

    February 18, 2016

  3. Jen, This quilt is FABULOUS!!Would love to see it in person. Your quilting is AMAAAAAAAZING!!!

    Shelly

    February 18, 2016

  4. Love your quilting and the fabric line. Keep up the great work.

    Gloria Kiser

    February 18, 2016

  5. Love it all–color, design, piecing and long arming. Great Job.

    Cathy

    February 18, 2016

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