Thursday, 27 August 2015

WIP Jelly Roll Part 2

It's been awhile since I worked on my jelly roll/ wall hanging project. Since I decided that I wanted to make it into a wall hanging some fabric purchases were required. You can read about when I first started it here.

part one
 I didn't have anything that I liked for leaves on the tree branch or even the tree bark.  Finding the perfect fabric was not easy. I went to all my LQS and found something I thought would work. These were a few of the fabrics I picked up. Also needed was some fusible web, I like steam-a-seam lite as it's repositionable, great for doing applique.

auditioning fabric 
Next up fusing and cutting out leaves and daisies. One good thing about all the cutting it sure keeps the mind occupied and time does go fast. This is as far as I got. I don't like the bottom bush and need to work on that, but I did make a lot of progress and it is starting to look like it might be something worthwhile. It still needs to be fused down and I need to do some stitching. I also might make it narrower, by trimming it just past the end of the leaves. I think there is too much open space on the right side.

leaves and daisies added


 I also purchased from the Len's Mill store in Port Dover a heavy vinyl flannel backed piece to use as an additional design wall. My hubby put 4 grommets along the top and is going to put up 4 of the command removable hooks. I really like the size of it and it is completely portable and can be folded and put on a shelf when not in use. Like that will ever happen. The vinyl was 56" wide and I got a yard and half of it for a total cost of $7.99,  bonus we already had the grommets.  

new design wall




 


6 comments :

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really like how the wall hanging project is coming along; the leaves on the tree at the top look great. And what a great idea for a design wall extension - adding the grommets is a nice touch and something I will keep in mind for myself.

Mary Huey said...

What an inspired jelly roll quilt!! Love it!

Sandra Walker said...

Okay, Cindy, when, note, when I come up that way next and we get together, I am going to Len Mill to get some of that vinyl-backed flannel...have just been telling myself I NEED another design wall! What a great buy. I will check the new-to-me LQS I found down here in Leamington, A Stitch in Time, however, as she has some great stuff and really good prices. I love your wallhanging so far; I want to make one! I like the open space on the right, myself.

Ivory Spring said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the blues and greens!

Tish Stemple said...

Cindy, this is beautiful. What a great idea to cut the leaves for your tree off of another piece of fabric. I can't wait to see it when it's finished.

Lara B. said...

I'm totally in love with the way the fabrics gradually change in your background Cindy! And using the tree branch is a great idea for applique! A friend once told me that they call that Broderie Perse Applique, right?
Terrific idea for a design wall!