Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Galaxy Quilt Secrets Revealed: 3-Dimensional Details & Embellishment

You've probed, and I'm going to spill all the information. (Yes, my alien friends and those from my native planet, my puns have reached cosmic proportions.) Today, I'll  be sharing methods for adding 3-D and embellished details to my Galaxy Quilt that first appeared on the Aurifil blog as part of the Slice & Stitch Challenge sponsored by OLFA and Aurifil.

3-Dimensional Details & Embellishment

To create the pleats in the striped planets, I pressed a strip in half with the wrong sides together. I lined the raw edges of this strip in between two strips of a different color with their right sides facing and sewed at 1/4".

To create a planetary ring, I cut a strip the desired width multipled by 2 plus 1/2", by the desired width plus 1". Using a Clover Hot Ruler, I pressed each short end over 1/2".

Then I folded wrong sides together and pressed in half lengthwise. I took a planet block and sliced it down the middle. Then I sandwiched the strip in between the two planet halves with all the raw edges lined up. I made sure the outer edges of the planet matched up and sewed the layers together with a 1/4" seam.

To add details to the moon to match the fabric, I used a Fabrico marker.

There are many permanent fabric marker options. I suggest not using a regular Sharpie as these bleed when washed.

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1 comment:

  1. OOOH--so fancy! Love getting the scoop on these cool deets.