Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday's Tile - Constellations

Quilter's Tile - Constellations
8" x 8"
©2011 Sharon V. Rotz

And then the little angel flew off to the stars
 where she lived with Greater Bear, Smaller Bear
 and all of her other animal friends.

Looking through my sketchbook, I found this little angel and she was the inspiration for this whimsical quilter's tile.

My first step was to draw the angel's shape unto white muslin and used fabric markers to add color.

My little angel seemed upset with her surroundings, and I wasn't happy with the blue pencil that I added below the skirt. 

New plan: Applying fusible to the back and cutting out the angel. She was much happier freed from her background. Obviously, she wanted to fly. I thought I would try something new. I fused the angel onto a thin polyester fleece type batting and trimmed her to shape.

This blue background seemed to suit the angel and I  machine quilted her onto the quilt sandwich, leaving the edge of her wings free.

I used purchased single fold bias tape for the binding. Quite a challenge, as it was very narrow and hard to pull around the edge. It did look nice, like piping on the edge, but I don't think I will do it again.


  1. I like the way you fused her to fleece making her more stable for flying and letting her wings go free as all angels should be:)

  2. I had never tried fusing it to batting before but it worked well.


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