Friday, May 5, 2017

Wonderland Quilt: A Close-Up Look

I'm back with some close-up details from my Wonderland quilt finish, as promised in my previous post.
To represent the caterpillar, I added hookah blocks. The top portion is composed of machine appliquéd bias tube I flipped using a Dritz Quick Turn. The bottom was partially curved piecing, and partially traditional piecing. I employed some serious fussy cutting.
The white rabbit was paper-pieced and quilted with a fur-like free-motion design.
A cake slice, liquid vial, and key were also paper pieced.
You can see one of the many prints I used from Cotton + Steel's Wonderland collection in the paper-pieced hat.
A paper-pieced tea pot and traditionally pieced cup with an appliquéd bias strip handle were added to the sampler.
The roses are improvisational pieced, while my flamingo was paper pieced. I chose free-motion designs to add a touch of realism.
The card suits, with the exception of the paper-pieced diamond, are all raw edge appliqué fused with Steam-a-Seam II Lite, machine appliquéd with a decorative stitch.
The Cheshire cat is a combination of curved piecing, paper-piecing, and machine appliqué. I used a black fabric marker and strategic fabric placement to make the stripes appear continuous.
I hope you enjoyed my closer look. See you soon!
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23 comments:

  1. I love your Alice in Wonderland quilt! What a perfect use for this delightful fabric range! I have a little of it that I am saving for a special project too!

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  2. Your Wonderland quilt really blows me away! I especially like the Cheshire Cat and all the writing. You have such vision. What a wonderful and fulfilling feeling it must be to create such beautiful work.

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  3. Way too cute, with so much creativity thrown in! It is such a fun, fun quilt. I love that you quilted the words in red and used so many techniques in the blocks. Thanks for sharing all the details with us; it highlights what a wonderful work of art your quilt is Afton!

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  4. This is so gorgeous! I just love that flamingo. :)

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  5. Afton, everything about this is amazing and so whimsical! Your FMQ writing skills are top-notch. I love the idea of taking a favorite book and writing much of it on a quilt (I've been thinking about Harry Potter or Pride and Prejudice lately). Congrats on a wonderful finish!

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  6. This is such a fun and lighthearted quilt! You did an amazing job with a theme that would freak me out! Well done!

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  7. Affton this is a pretty creative fun quilt. Just creative goodness to be enjoyed.

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  8. This is such a great quilt, and I'm glad to get a tour of the details. It would have taken me forever to do this, and here you whip it out, plus re-arrange your house, plus get ready for your baby. You are amazing.

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  9. This Wonderland quilt is WONDERFUL!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

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  10. So playful and I love the bold, red word quilting.

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  11. Wow, so creative and so beautiful! I really love Alice in Wonderland and your interpretation is so creative and fun!! This goes in the pile of "one day I will make that" quilts! :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. This is definitely a Quilt to be Admired; just love knowing all the creativity in the making of this quilt. It's truly an inspiration and I can see doing something like this but in a way smaller scale. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Too cute! Great idea to add the those bits to read - thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers!

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  14. Oh! I have really enjoyed looking over your Wonderland quilt! What a great use of the fabric line, and a variety of techniques. If you're like me, one Alice quilt is not enough! There's always something else to make! Thank you for sharing your creation. Lorraine

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  15. I LOVE it! The blocks are all so whimsical. The flamingo is my favorite, though the cheshire cat runs a very close second!

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  16. That's very ingenious - Wonderland in the fabric, the blocks and the quilting! Such a lot of great ideas.

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  17. I love the story of making this quilt! Alice in Wonderland was never my favourite but it definitely has some iconic characters. Thank you for linking to TGIFF!

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  18. I am completely blown away! The detail you put into this quilt shows that it was a labor of love. This is show worthy and I hope you do enter it into some shows because it needs a world wide audience, it's that good. Thank you so much for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss. I would have hated to miss this one!

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  19. Great work !! Thanks for sharing on Quilter's Monday.

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  20. Beautiful work Afton! Such a variety of piecing and the quilting is perfect for it! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. That is just amazing! The details are delightful.

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  22. Hello Afton,

    This quilt is amazing in every way. I especially love the Cheshire cat. He's hilarious.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks - your quilt is this week's project of the week!

    Love, Muv

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