Joseph’s Coat WIP

I recently decided to start another hand sewn quilt. I like having something to do while I watch a movie, sit on the train or listen to the radio so I couldn’t resist a new project when I saw this quilt-along.

I used her instructions and made a lot of modifications, but I really liked the idea of preparing the pieces with fusible. I chose to cut out the pieces on Steam-A-Seam and iron the edges down to hold them in place instead of using glue. I spent a few weeks cutting out and ironing the pieces. The biggest challenge for me was getting accurate points, especially with thicker fabric.

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I wanted a rainbow effect, so I sorted the pieces out by colour, then laid them out in the pattern.

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My plan is to applique the whole quilt with pearl cotton, and then use the thread to blend the colours during quilting. I ordered some wonderful thread from Valdani (size 12).

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I love the bright colours and I can’t wait to show my progress as I work on the applique!

– Emily

 

7 thoughts on “Joseph’s Coat WIP

    • Thanks! I love bright colours. Most of the quilts I did before were a bit more muted, but I’m starting to play around with new ideas now.

  1. Hi. This pattern is on my to-do list (or something like that). I’m still debating on how am I gonna appliqué it: raw edge, zigzag, blanket stich (all by machine), color or invisible thread…. I’ll follow your progress, your colors are wonderful.

    • Thanks! I like having something to do that’s portable, so that’s one of the reasons I chose to do it by hand. I also fell in love with that thread and wanted an excuse to try it out!

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