When I placed the order, I got fabric to use for the Winter Wonderland Quilt (a Leah Day pattern). I had already purchased the top fabric, so I got felt and organza.
Well would you believe it- I ran out of felt, organza, and the pink topping fabric! I couldn't believe it. I have enough batting and backing fabric though :)
I'm really shocked I ran out of my pink topping fabric because I followed the yardage required- maybe too much shrank? I was off by almost 16 inches though. The felt was completely my mistake. I ordered 10 instead of 12. (I'm not sure what I will do about the center, because the felt I'm using comes in paper size sheets. Maybe I will use batting for that one? Or piece felt together? I wonder if the organza would hide the stitching.) The organza, I got extra wide so I ordered less than she called for (since the width was double) but I estimated wrong. I can do math. I should have...
This quilt is a technique called "reverse shadow trapunto", which sounds really intimidating, but really the step where you put the felt/batting on the fabric is just applique! So I sewed snowflakes with water soluble thread and have them all cut out. I have them all layered with the organza in place, and am ready to quilt.
|Here is a really bad picture showing what one block looks like. I have 10 of 12 small blocks done. I'm saving the large middle block for the end.|
UGH! This is the scary part. As much as I think I'm pretty good at microstippling, I don't want a totally stippled quilt- so I need to get good at at least 13 different microfillers. EEK!