Last week I shared a few photos of quilts that my friend Tana pieced that included a graphic that was printed on fabric. She mentioned to me that she finds many of her graphics at "The Graphics Fairy". So I decided to check it out.
Now that we finally have a hint of spring, I've been able to get outside and use my bicycle. Since bicycling was on my brain, I decided it needed to be the subject for my next mini-quilt. A search of "bicycle" revealed this wonderful vintage print.
I knew I wanted to incorporate this into a project. So I started by printing this on an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of fabric. I also saved a copy of the image on my computer. The image is actually larger than that, but I just shrunk it so it fit on one sheet of paper. (If you need some help on how to print on fabric you can check out my video -- Secrets to Successfully Printing Words on Fabric).
Here is my Electric Quilt Design.
Do you want to know how I got this image incorporated into Electric Quilt? Check on this video tutorial. I've also included information on how I drafted the rest of the quilt as well.
This is a simple quilt to piece.
To quilt I did swirls around the outside of the quilt. I stitched in the ditch around the graphic and I filled the background space with "Fracture Fill" -- a pattern within Art and Stitch's Creative Fill library. With my Intelliquilter, I used both No Sew Zones and Clipping blocks for this part.
I still need to add binding.
Happy Mother's Day -- and Happy Quilting.
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