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Night Hunter

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Cathy Geier made Night Hunter with:

  • Cotton
  • tulle and organza

Q&A with Cathy Geier

Joan Mangieri asked:
Very nice. How was the hawk done?
Cathy Geier answered:
I found a flying hawk drawing somewhere so I printed it out and used a fine tip sharpie to outline all the feathers. Then I took that to the printers and blew it up to the size I wanted. Then I made 2 copies. Then I took freezer paper and traced a copy. Then I numbered each feather on the freezer paper and on one of the master copies. Still with me?!? Then I placed one of the master copies (the one without any numbers on it) under a sheet of Wonder Under, next to the paper side. The sticky side was up. I needed that sticky side to be sticky like Steam a Seam which is unavailable right now so I sprayed the WU with 505 Basting spray. Then I cut out each feather from the freezer paper, used it as a template by pressing it to the top of the fabric and cut out the fabric. (Each feather is a different fabric). I arranged the tiny pieces on the WU, using the master copy underneath it as a guide. When I was done, I fused it all to the WU.
CanadianQuilter asked:
The Night Hunter is lovely Cathy. Glad to see you have a kitty that helps you with quilting too!
Cathy Geier answered:
We just adopted her 3 or so months ago from a local animal shelter. She was so skinny and scared. Now she is a little lion, chasing my dogs around and bringing me her toys when she wants to play. She is such a cool cat!
Denise S asked:
Lovely. All the different fabrics you used in the sky and the mountains give such wonderful depth and intensity.
Cathy Geier answered:
Thank you!
Joey C asked:
Lovely quilt. Would love to know more about how you assembled the mountain blocks. Stitched together or appliqued?
Cathy Geier answered:
Hi, I have a blog and I showed how I put together the combination pieced and appliqued mountains. I laughingly call it piecelique. I don't think I can post a link here, but look up my name and add to it. I just started a blog a couple of months ago so you shouldn't have to look back to far. I think I called it Making Night Hunter or something like that. Let me know if you have any questions once you see it. Thanks for the compliments!