I’m so excited to be a part of the Sizzix Spring Fling blog hop! I’ve been a Sizzix machine user for quite a few years now,I started out with a Big Shot machine and I also have the larger Big Shot Pro Machine. I used the Big Shot machine for this project that I’m going to share with you today:
This 12″x 12″quilt is mounted on a 2″deep purchased stretch canvas.
Here’s the step by step directions how I made it:
First I started out by cutting a piece of blue background fabric 17″x 17″and I fused a layer of Mistyfuse fusible web to the wrong side. I cut a piece of wool felt (national non wovens wool felt 65/35 wool rayon blend) and fused it to the center of the wrong side of the blue fabric:
Then I turned the piece over and used a chalk marker to mark of the 12″square:
I quilted the background using a wavy line:
Then I cut some wonky vase shapes out of fabric that I had put a layer of Mistyfuse on the back of and fused them in place within that 12″square that I marked on the blue background and quilted the vases using the shape of the vases to guide my stitching line:
I outlined the vase shapes using strips of black fabric that I fused a layer of Mistyfuse to the back of:
I set the quilt aside and cut some flower shapes using my Big Shot and the Sizzix Flower Layers #5 die:
I stacked them up to create a dimensional flower and set them aside while I made the leaves
To make the leaves,I used Sizzix die Leaves #2. I wanted my leaves to have a black outline so I put a piece of black fabric with fused with Mistyfuse on the back on the die and ran it through my Big Shot machine. I discarded the black leaves and used the outlines instead. I fused the black outlines to a piece of green fabric and then cut out the leaf shapes leaving a thin black border around the shape:
I made some stems and then fused the stems and the leaves in place on the quilt:
I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Word Play die to cut out the letters for the word bloom and then fused them in place on the quilt. I didn’t sew the flowers in place just yet.
Before sewing the flowers in place I fused the quilt to the stretched canvas. I turned the quilt over and fused a layer of Mistyfuse to the back side and then placed the canvas in the center of the quilt over the layer of wool felt.
I had just enough room to get my iron in the space to give it a little bit of a press to hold the quilt in place before I flipped it over and pressed it well from the front.
I just pressed the top of the quilt to the canvas,I haven’t done the sides yet
I flipped the canvas back over and then turned up two opposite sides and fused them in place:
Then I neatly folded and turned up the other two sides and fused them in place:
Once that was done I used a hot glue gun to fuse a layer of grograin ribbon over the raw edges of the fabric. This creates a nice neat finish:
Then I used some embroidery floss and stitched the flowers in place on the quilt:
you might find it helpful to use an awl to prepunch the holes through the layers of flowers and the quilt and canvas.
The finished quilt:
Visit the other artists participating in the Sizzix spring fling hop for some other project ideas. Here’s the complete hop lineup:
Mon,April 6 –Jamie Fingal
Tues,April 7 –Nicole Daksiewicz
Wed,April 8 –Leslie Tucker Jenison
Thurs,April 9 –Cindy Cooksey
Fri,April 10 –Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Sat,April 11 –Sue Bleiweiss
Sun,April 12 –Jessee Maloney
Mon,April 13 -Karin Jordan