Saturday, August 20, 2016

Winter Nights Fusible Appliqué Quilt

A friend gave me this pattern for Christmas last year and on a rainy, windy day this summer, I decided to start putting it together.  
 I LOVE fusible appliqué!  It's kind of like coloring in a coloring book in that it's calming and you get to choose the colors for the redi-made design.  You can find a tutorial for fusible appliqué  HERE.  
In addition, to the calming affects, fusible appliqué provides that feeling of instant gratification.

 The shiny, shimmery Fairy Frost adds the feeling of cold snow to the block.
This quilt pattern includes some pieced blocks and block borders to add a little variety to the project.  

The pieces for the quilt are large, which I also love because I like to topstitch around each piece to secure them.  The larger pieces are easier to stitch around.

These blocks are great time fillers.  I have a box with all of my blocks that have fusible pieces next to my sewing machine and if I have a few minutes between activities, I sew around a few pieces.    I'll put thread in the machine that matches the color of pieces in the blocks, and will sew around all of the pieces in all of the blocks that have that same color of thread in them. For example, I put silver metallic thread in my machine and sewed all of the silver metallic pieces in all of the blocks.  It took a few days as I just do it as a time filler.  I usually have several projects using fusible web, so all of those blocks are in the box as well. 

I think I will use these fabrics for my border.  
Linking to:  MCM, Handmade Mondays, Monday Making, Craftastic Monday, Moving it Forward Monday, Linky Tuesday, Too Cute Tuesday, Sew Cute Tuesday, Show and Tell, Midweek Makers, Wake Up Wednesday, Sew Fresh Quilts, NTT , Handmade Hangout, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop, Fabric Frenzy Friday,

28 comments:

  1. You chose such perfect fabrics for this quilt, Kathi, especially for the backgrounds. They make me want to walk into winter (here in the midst of a hot and humid Ohio summer!).

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    1. Thank you Nancy. I live in Alaska, so I forget it's crazy hot in most of the rest of the US.

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  2. What a great pattern. Your color choices really make that quilt shine. So you do raw edge appliqué -- although you've stitched really close to the edge. I bet that goes much faster than a blanket stitch.

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  3. It's hard to think of snowy things right now (the sun is shining!) but these are really lovely. What a fun technique, thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know, it's summer....but I like to start holiday things in the summer to avoid crunch time stress;-)

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  4. What beautiful fabrics and designs. I like the fir cone branch best of all, but they are all great.

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  5. That's a beautiful pattern and your fabric choices are just perfect! The summer here is already turning into autumn so it's just the time to start Christmas sewing))

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    1. Christmas will be here before we know it!

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  6. The blocks and fabric are beautiful! Those pine cones are the cutest!

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  7. That's a great idea, to have blocks ready to sew around when you have a few minutes. This looks like a fun pattern, and your fabric choices are spot on. It's going to look amazing when you get it all put together! Thanks for sharing on MCM. :)

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  8. This is really nice, and it's wonderful you've started it now so that you get to enjoy it this winter. Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  9. This is so pretty and I think it cooled me off for a minute there as I imagined cool snowflakes falling from the sky ( it's about 90 degrees right now here, lol !)

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  10. What a beautiful winter quilt! I love the fabrics. You are inspiring me to make something for the winter now, too!
    Susie

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    1. It's never too early to start those winter quilts;-). Thank you Susie.

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  11. Is not heard of fusible quilts before - it totally makes sense!! I too squeeze random moments of sewing in, it all adds up:)

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    1. Fusible is really fun Vicky. I did a post about it here... http://runnstitch.blogspot.com/2014/07/raw-edge-applique.html. I bet there are all kinds of post in the blogger world. You should give it a try.

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  12. This quilt is going to be lovely! Thanks for sharing at Sew Cute Tuesday!

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  13. It's beautiful, perfect for those cold winter evenings

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    1. And they are coming soon....here in Alaska anyway. Thank you Lucy.

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