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November, more projects completed!

As I write this I am getting ready for the AccuQuilt Live FaceBook New Die Launch that is happening tomorrow (November 17) at 1pm EST. If you haven't registered you cannot be eligible to win prizes! I will be one of the AccuQuilt Experts participating in this live event and will be showing you my ideas with one of the new dies! So if you have time, please join us! Oh, and if you like I wouldn't mind terribly if you voted for me!


I have been busy free motion quilting several of the one yard "daisy" panels I had printed on whole cloth. Previously I posted several of the "panels" prints before I started quilting them and now I can actually show you two of the completed panels! I free motion quilted the Orange/White flower with an orange variegated thread and a pale yellow for the background. The pink flower was first quilted with a pale pink thread then couched with a bright pink yard. The yarn really gives it a 3D look.


Both of the daisy panels were printed as "line drawings" as opposed to the original full color photograph. I also manipulated the same photographs and created a "mosaic" look which I have yet to try to quilt.


If anyone is interested you can purchase my pre-printed daisy panels directly from Spoonflower. Just go to Spoonflower.com and search for my shop "Fontana Originals". I have posted multiple color and design variations under a collection called "Daisies". Once you select a design order 1 Yard, with the design centered and you will get a panel ready to quilt!


One of the newest dies AccuQuilt just introduced is called "Mariners Compass". It is a BOB (Block on Board) die which means all the pieces you need to make a specific quilt block is included on the one cutting die. I was able to acquire one of the these and decided to make a small quilt using this really intricate design. I added a second "alternate" block called Morning Star. The entire quilt top is done in white and shades of purple. It really looks intricate but it was actually fairly simple to put together. One thing for sure is that I would never have attempted the Mariners Compass without the cutting die!


Here are some images of the quilted daisy panels and my purple Mariners Morning Star Quilt.


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