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EverSewn Maker Team: July


My first themed project for the EverSewn Maker Team!

The theme: 4th of July

It always starts with the same question. What am I going to make?

I love fireworks, and am totally on a mini/wall quilt kick right now, so that was the criteria I had in mind when searching for a pattern.

After doing lots of searching, I found the perfect pattern on Etsy!

It is 'Firework Frenzy' by Lindsey Weight of Primrose Cottage Quilts.

Pattern purchased, I headed to Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts to find some fabric.

Picking out fabrics is one of my favorite parts of the quilting process...well, picking fabrics for ANY sewing project, really!

Since this was a table runner/wall quilt, the piecing went quickly and smoothly.

Once the top was completed and the quilt sandwich (backing, batting, top) was made, it was time to decide what quilting design I was going to do.

I knew I wanted a design that added texture but didn't compete with the quilt design.

So I figured, why not try my hand at some free motion quilting. This was a small project, as opposed to a larger quilt, so perfect time to try it!

I did a simple meander pattern, which was perfect for trying to get a feel for free motion. Let me tell ya, the texture created by this quilting design is just so yummy and fabulous!

Still need some more practice, but this was a good first go at free motion quilting.

For my threads, I used Aurifil 40wt in Navy (#2785) for the top and Aurifil 50wt in White (#2024) for the back.

Of course I had to do my fave big stitch binding technique!

I wanted to add some dimension, so I added some embroidery on all the stars of the smaller fireworks.

And that’s a wrap for the July project!

I can’t wait to show you what I was up to for the August theme: ‘Sew Cool - beating the summer heat’.

So, until next time!

Don't forget to live life colorfully and creatively!


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