Friday, February 17, 2017

Fly Away With Me

I have been wanting to do one of these challenges for quite some time and finally I did it.  Yay!   Project Quilting theme for Challenge 8.4  is "The Brighter the Better".   So I did what I do - I looked all around for ideas for bright things and I even revisited some of my ideas from the last one I tried to do.  Well here is what I came up with. 

So once I made up my mind to do this, I picked out my colors. 

I traced out my pattern (which I got from a coloring page) on to fusible.  I first labeled each square with a number and color so I knew where I wanted to place it. I then cut out by color.

Using the picture under my background fabric I put the pieces together.

I changed a few of the blocks around after this picture to make it look the way I wanted it to look.  After everything was placed I did a tight Zig Zag around each block. Yes I changed colors a few times. 

 Then I worked on the reflection.  I first colored the reflection with some colored pencils.  Then used my free motion foot to do thread play.  And some ripples for water.  I did do some more coloring with the pencils to make the water a little darker and a little accent around the cloud above.  

Then to choose a border -  But as you can see from the finished picture above I did a scrappy border.  

I really had a fun time with this am am very thankful for the opportunity to challenge myself.  with it.  I am linking up to Project Quilting. 




  1. A hot air balloon...a great idea for brights! Makes me smile!

  2. What a beautiful quilt. Thanks for explaining your techniques. I like to use the colored pencils, too. And the thread painting makes the reflection and the water stand out.

  3. This is incredible! I love everything about it! the shadow quilting is fantastic ;) Thanks for joining in on the fun :)

  4. This is awesome - and I especially love the scribble-stitch reflection!