Saturday, 3 April 2010

Hello Kitty advice - Thanks Old Red Barn Co peeps!

A couple of weeks ago I was making a Hello Kity Love quilt. It was going to my swap mama for the DQS8 as a surprise for doing such a wonderful job.



However, in the making of the quilt I ran into some problems.... I had made the foundations of the applique and the outline in black for the Kitty figure (by drawing the picture, bondawebbing it onto Kona black, and carefully cutting out all the voids)

I all fitted fine when laid over the bits that were allready bonded onto the fabric;
The problem was that especially on the skirt, (look how thin that black line is under her right arm - that is left in the picture - less than 1/8" !!)

and on the bow;

I had so many layers that the applique got quite thick!

I wanted to sew the finished applique on by hand like I always do... but it was all to thick!!

What to do? Help is always at hand at the Old Red Barn Co quilt group! I asked for help but I could not reveal the exact nature of the problem because my swap mama, who loves Hello Kitty, would have immediately know it was for her!

Luckily I managed to sort of explain... Got LOTS of good advice (THANKS so much guys!) and got Kitty finished!;

13 comments:

Evelyn said...

Oh my goodness! What an awesome little quiltie! I might be in trouble - Vada just wandered into my office and saw it! ;-)

Catherine said...

You've done a fabulous job of this litle quilt! Must've taken ages to cut out the black outline! You must have a lot of patience aand perserverance!!!

Cathy said...

Aahh cute! Isn't wonderful that quilters are so helpful and with the internet, help is only a keyboard stroke away! Great job xo

Allie said...

That is so great! She turned out adorable--how sweet of you!

Terrie Sandelin said...

She's darling -- and how wonderful of you to give such a great thank you!

Cathie said...

Awwwwww sweet little Hello Kitty. She is sew cute!!!

Marianne said...

So cute!

bearpaw said...

Wow! really amazing, you are so clever with applique and transferring designs!

sallgood said...

WOW!! What a lot of work, but so cute!

karen said...

So cute - and love the quilting - really intricate - what a thoughtful gift.

Micki said...

That quilt is just so cute!
Micki

Lauranie said...

Girl...I am BLOWN AWAY!! How AWESOME!! So sorry I've been away for so long...life hasn't stopped for me..just my "internet life"! :D Your attention to detail is inspirational! Love all of your Bee blocks too..and what great prizes you got..How wonderful for you! Well..back to real life, it was a treat to see what you've been up to lately!! xo

Cathie said...

I still keep thinking about trying to make one of these sweet little kitties. I just noticed too, how cute the quilting is on this. Very well done.