It's time to show my second project for Project Quilting -- an annual challenge hosted by Kim @ Persimon Dreams. The second theme was Red, White, and Blue.
I recently watched a video by Nicole Neblett @ Mama Love Quilts on big freezer paper quilt making. First, you draw a design. I decided on 20 inches -- I didn't want to go too big for my first attempt.
Then you transfer and enlarge the design onto freezer paper, cutting out each of the sections.
Iron the freezer paper onto your fabric and sew them together. Similar to paper piecing, but you don't sew through the freezer paper -- you add a quarter-inch seam allowance when you cut out the fabric pieces.
You have to remember that the design will be reversed. I had a bit of trouble lining up my pieces, so I had a few uneven edges.
I enjoyed this new technique, and I'll definitely try it again. I quilted with my walking foot in a variety of thread colours: red, blue, and white.
I used the following Kona colours: Blueprint, Lipstick, Stratospher, Ruby, Pimento, Royal, Flame, and Bleached White. I used Lipstick for the binding.