InstructionsUsed the technique of "Celtic" Stained Glass quilting. This is basically applique but each section of the applique is bordered by 1/4 inch press on black bias tape (which is lagter sewed on) to give the look of stained glass.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Traditional, Religious
100% cotton fabric, iron on narrow bias tape, polyester batting
What was your inspiration?
Our Church had it's 150th anniversary in 2011 and a parishoner had "history hankies" made up with a picture of the church and year established (1861). There was a contest for the most creative use of the hankie. I decided to make a wall quilt with the hankie in the center and quilt blocks as a border.
What are you most proud of?
This was my first "challenging" qjuilt. Before this I had been doing simple tied quilts of fabric blocks and rectangles.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Spend some time on test blocks to learn the "stained glass" technique. Celtic stained glass quilting is easier than paper piecing which is the other technique for the "Stained Glass" look.