The fabrics shown in this post were given to me by Island Batik. It’s Island Batik Ambassador Challenge time Again! October is “Top it Off” month.
I was charged with making a table topper any size, any holiday, but must include “applique techniques”. Last month I made a child inspired quilt, I was supposed to use my “BOB” (Block on Board) die from AccuQuilt. My BOB was Cleopatra’s Fan. Somehow I messed up and did not use my Cleopatra’s fan die in my design. So, I decided to combine it with my October challenge in an effort to redeem myself.
I love EQ8 (Electric Quilt 8), I always start by designing first. This is the Cleopatra’s Fan Block.
I loved how positioning the blocks made a great frame for the applique center.
I broke out my paper plates and got organized. This die uses mirror image block pieces. To keep my brains from falling out I used the die to cut out paper samples for the left and right pieces and taped them on a paper plate, this really helped me when stitching my blocks together. I was surprised how easy the block pieces went together. The curves were easy as they gave you notches to match up.
Now for the applique portion (not my best technique). I love Barb Olson’s art quilts, she is amazing, if you are not familiar with her check out the link. I decided I would try her pattern “Wild Child”.
This is Barb Olson’s Wild Child. What was I thinking. My version is not as…….I’m at a loss for words.
My Cleopatra’s Wild Child measures 58″ x 58″. It is more like the table topper that ate Central NY! I have discovered I’m not that good at machine applique. Although, the Aurifil thread I used to applique with preformed beautifully, and the Hobbs Cotton Batting was wonderful as usual. I’m not sure what I think of my Spring table topper, but I’m definitely not ready for my closeup Mr. Demille!
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