Started: May 3, 2010
Finished: May 6, 2010
Number of hours: 21 hours
Materials: japanese cotton printed fabrics, cotton threads
Dimensions: 34cm x 48cm
Description: “Pau” is the Catalan word for peace. The iris stands for good communication and the helmet took over a new job as flower pot.
This is my first Appliqué project and I am learning a lot. It is hand-quilted and has hand embroidered details. I refer to the photos on the japanese books I bought from agomago in Florence. Though I do not understand japanese, the photos are easy to understand. You can read more about these books in my library and where to buy them.
Here´s the appliqué plan:
1. Choosing the fabrics
2.Ironing and Cutting the Fabrics (I used a light box, transfer papers, chalk pencils and (disappearing ink) textile pens on transfering the pattern to the fabrics.)
3. Making the bias tape
4. Sewing the appliqués layer by layer.
Hand-sewing of all appliqué parts finished in one day:
All embroidery finished.
Quilting the pieces (frontpiece, batting and backing) comes next.
Finishing border with mitered corner.
My first appliqué quilt is finished:
Handarbeit / Stickerei in Berlin, Deutschland.