Laura’s Fairy Wildlife Quilt

I love the designs Laura used for her quilt.  They are defnitely fantasy designs with just enough reality 🙂  that’s the way I like my Fantasy!

From Laura:

Howdy,  Just wanted to share a picture of the quilt I’m working on.  Of course the highlights of the quilt are the unique embroidery designs I have been in love with since the first day you posted them for sale.  They are; Fairy Wildlife, parts one, two and three. BFC 1856, 1871, and 1894.  They are wonderful!  I decided to use colored squares to represent land, sea and air animals, green, blue and light blue.  They are all Michael Miller Fairy Frost fabrics, including the copper colored fabricI used to separate the squares.  I actually had all the fabric- yeah for stash building.  I knew someday I would find a use for it.  I still have the backing to put on, { I had to go buy that, bummer}, and the binding to do.  That will be copper, like the trim.  Also I want to give a shout out to whomever it was that thought up “Quick Bias” fusible 1/4 in bias tape. What a time save!  Wish me luck on finishing the quilt.  Thanks a million for the wonderful designs.  My quilt label will give gratitude To BFC Creations for their digitizing of these great designs.

The quilt pattern is my invention.  AS you know, 6 of those 18 designs are horizontal, and 12 are vertical.  That in itself was a challenge. Add to that 10 of one color background, 5 of another and 3 of a third color and it took me a while to figure out placement.  Before I did any embroidery, I cut my fabric pieces larger than I needed, not knowing exactly what I wanted to do with them.  The embroidery designs are 5×7 inches and the fabric pieces were at least 8x 10 inches.  The fabric was too pretty to cut off and throw away, so I came up with the idea to frame the designs with the bias tape and use the whole piece of fabric.  Great idea but hard to execute- lots of measuring and almost exact placement- to make it all line up.  After the fact, I decided it would have been much easier to sew the squares together first, then place the bias tape all at once.  Who knew?  Live and learn.

BFC1856 Fairy Wildlife


FC1871 Fairy Wildlife Part2
BFC1894 Fairy Wildlife Part3

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