Fishing with Tula - Sister's Oregon Outdoor Quilt Show 2015 block contest entry 2
This is my second entry in the Sister's Oregon Outdoor Quilt Show 2015 block contest.
As before I started with the following fabrics. We can ONLY use those fabrics + embellishments of choice to make a 9.5" block.
This time I wanted to piece the small blocks and see if I could do something similar to last years block I made with a North West theme. Organic curves seemed to be a good start.
|Love how the curves looked like sunrise or sunset on water!|
I found a good silhouette of a boat I liked and created a cartoon image from it. Then traced that onto wonder under.
Then iron it onto the fabric and start cutting! Very sharp, very small scissors are a must at this step.
...and more cutting...
...and more cutting... and done cutting!
Iron the cut fusible to the background. I lined up the mast with the stright sewn line in the middle of the block.
Next - add layers of tulle. When I sew around the image the tulle keeps it in place. It also adds a shimmer of color. I used a dark blue overall, and layers of green, blue and white for the water.
Then, FMQ around the image and all cut outs. This is a bit tedious, but the image starts to really pop out.
Then, cut away all the tulle. THIS is tedious! Very easy to make a mistake and catch a bit of tulle within the image. I leave the tulle over the applique and cut it from the background.
When tulle is cut away you have a stable, lightly shaded, silhouette! I love using this technique for extremely detailed applique with tons of little bits.
Part of my Q2 finishes while participating the On the Windy Side 2015 Finish Along