All of the applique fabric (except the umbrella handle) is fused to the fusible web and cut, leaving just enough around the edges to fold under for a finished look.
I waited on the handle, because I am anticipating the need to make it longer or shorter once I have everything else together. So this will most likely be the last thing I add on.
I then cut a white sheet to 5.5' by 4' so that I would have a guide for the background.
I wanted the background to be varied widths of different batik fabrics in a diagonal stripe for the "Rain".
Luckily in March, I learned how to sew string blocks for the Craftsy BOM project, because I realized that the background for this quilt is basically just a really large string block.
|I really love batik fabrics, which is why this entire quilt will be made from batiks!|
Unfortunately halfway though making the background, I ran out of fabric!! Can you believe it?
So until I get more fabric...here we go...
Can't wait to finish the background and start appliqueing all that hair!
Also, if you haven't already, please check out my giveaway that's going on through Thursday, March 31st, 2012 for a chance to win a Turtle Trails Quilt pattern and 4 fat quarters of batik fabric! Click here to check it out!
Happy Quilting Everyone!