Sunday, January 27, 2019

Project Quilting 10.2 - Red, White, and Blue

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.






14 comments:

Slice of Pi said...

This turned out great! I love trying new things, and I haven't tried this technique! Putting it in my file to try!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a fun method; I keep thinking that I would like to give it a try as well. I really like how your quilting emphasizes the design you created.

Thequiltingyogi said...

Looks good. I never thought about using freezer paper to piece like that.

Pamela said...

This really came out neat, I'll have to try this technique, too!

Sandra Walker said...

Oh this is just the coolest! I love how you quilted it too! Gotta try this one of these days...thank you for the link.

Janice Holton said...

I really like the results of this experiment!

Stitchin At Home said...

Look at you playing with freezer paper, this turned out great!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

We don't have freezer paper here in the UK. Once in NYC, I sent my husband out to look for it. He brought me back two rolls, which I have nurtured ever since. I really should use it! I love your quilt by the way

Lisa J. said...

Wow Anja! This looks like a fun design process and the resulting quilt is awesome.

Preeti said...

Extra chic, extra fabulous, extraordinary!!!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Very striking! The quilting is the right finish

Tish Stemple said...

This is so cool!! Did you enjoy it more than paper piecing? I have a very love hate relationship with PPing so anything that would make it easier I'm game for :)

Kathi Riemer said...

Wow, lovely. This would be a great Quilts of Valor Quilt. Thank you for the tutorial.

PersimonDreams said...

what a cool technique! I'm digging this piece :)