InstructionsThen I started the process of making all the binding in blue and white for the celtic designs. That took forever and then I had to put the designs down on the background fabric to sew them. I did use fusible web on the back of the designs to hold it down until I could sew it. The top row and the bottom row are hand applique designs I found that seemed to go with the theme.
Type of item: Functional
Cotton fabrics for all the pieces and hand applique pieces. As well cotton binding for all the celtic designs which I hand made myself. The king size quilt took me 2 years to complete but my daughter and her husband were very glad to get it as a wedding gift.
What was your inspiration?
My daughter is really into celtic and blue is her favorite colour and I could not find a pattern that I liked. I started to research celtic designs on the web and in books and decided to take all of the designs to a professional copier and have him make all the different size pictures I had fit into a 12x12" block.
What are you most proud of?
Getting all the designs from various sources and thinking to use a professional copy place to size all the pieces. That save me alot of time but did cost about $80.00 dollars which I felt was well worth the work involved.
Making all the binding for the celtic designs was very monotonous but I pushed through and got it done.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Plan it out very carefully. Keep good records of what you do as you go along and buy the binding if you can find the right colours.