Journal 18

76 Thread Painted Mini Quilt

So I have been busy lately and have not blogged in awhile. I wanted to share the full photos and process behind the 76 collection by Alison Glass.

Back in the fall of 2016, I was asked to create a thread painting for Fall Quilt Market for Andover fabrics. I knew I wanted to thread paint the focal motif from the line and the dark pink/grey colorway was my favorite!

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I used the tone on tone dark gray print to serve as my background for the thread painting. I stabilized the fabric using double sided fusible Peltex and SF 101.
Next, I free handed the design onto the fabric using a white chalk pencil and then outline the lines using coordinating Aurifil 50 wt thread. I started thread painting each section with the coordinating threading using the 76 collection Aurifil Thread Box.

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For the piecing of the mini quilt I decided to shrink down the Luminary Quilt pattern by Jamie Swanson and Alison Glass. I wanted it to appear as if it radiated around the thread painting. I used various grays, pinks, purples, greens, and blues from 76 and other handcrafted lines.

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I built it out starting with the grays to the pinks and purples and then finally to the greens and blues. Due the size of the thread painting, I had to add more pieced luminary diamonds and a pieced border to match.

For the background I used a tone on tone white fabric from the 76 fabric collection.

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Next I had to figure out what shape/size I needed to cut from the priced starburst to fit nicely around the thread painting. I attached the piecing to the thread paitning by ironing under a 1/4 inch and stitching it down with a blanket stitch.

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For the quilting, I did not want to take away from the threading painting or piecing. So I micro stippled around the thread painting and quilted straight lines radiating from the center using different color coordinating Aurifil threads. I bound the quilt in the white tone on tone fabric.

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The next photos were taken by Giuseppe (@giucy_giuce) with Andover Fabrics!

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Finished Size: 26 inch x 29 inch
Happy Quilting!!

XX Casey

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