#Module3 (Deb) Page 1 of document contains 3 examples of motifs I created and how each was used as an outline and fill. Page 2 of the document contains an image of my large spiral motif and how I used the design for my wave project. Page 3 of document contains my 9 hoopings for stitching out my project. Photo 1 is of my planned design, photo 2 is of my multiple hoopings, and photo 3 is my fabrics laid out on my paper plan.
I have been wondering how I wanted to stitch out my project along with how to quilt the project. After realizing my quilting motif was not breaking, I went back to my original month01 notes where I had created texture quilting. I realized I needed to create individual blocks and then fill them with my quilting motif. After making the blocks, rather than filling my full 60 x 16 rectangle, the quilting could be broken for hoopings. Through this process, I finally determined that I will quilt as I go for this project, and the quilting will be stitched first for each hooping.
I chose not to remove stitches under my applique. I allowed for a 1/4 inch seam all around my design. This gave me a quilting and design workspace that is 59.5″ by 15.5″. My largest hoop is 272mm x 408mm. I used a quilting area of 262mm x 398mm. This allowed me to actually hoop my design mostly in portrait columns. If you look at my hooped designs, you will see that I have areas to the right with quilting and areas to the left without quilting shown. The right lets me hoop without breaking my spiral. The next hooping then allows me to apply my appliques over the previous hoopings quilting.
I am using Michael Miller Fairy Frost for my fabrics. To assemble my project: I will cut a piece of backing, batting, and stabilizer all at 61″ x 17″ to allow for shrinkage. I will grid the stabilzer with my 6″ measurements and then stitch these lines. At this time, I would be working left to right with my embroidery and quilting, rather than the center. I have sent all my designs to my embroidery machine. This allowed me to check that the hooping and sizing were accurate and can be stitched out! To finish my project, I will create a separate quilted back to finish the assembly.
I have learned so much from this project and am excited to have a plan!