Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Sapphire Challenge - Part 2

Here's part two of my Sapphire Challenge made with Island Batik's Indigo Morris collection..  At this point I've layered everything on the background fabric.  I turned all the edges of these pieces using the Apliquick system.  Then I glued them down to the background using Elmer's School Glue.  I wasn't sure that was going to stay while I manipulated the quilt under my machine, so I decided it needed basting before I put it under my needle.  I told my mom my plan and she said, "Why don't you do it by machine?"  Duh.  So I did.

Here you can see what my basting looks like.  It's the largest size stitch I can make on my machine.  I then did a blanket stitch all the way around each piece using matching thread.

Here's a peek at the quilting.  Come back Friday for more!

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. For some reason this just looks very musical to me. The colors make me smile.

    1. That was my first thought too. Sheet music. It's lovely.