I'm delighted to introduce you to this sweet fellow. He's my most recent finish and is currently on his way to a toddler in San Francisco!
I used my Elephant Scrappy Applique Pattern for the design, but made him using a very different technique.
In The Meander Guild (an online international quilt guild where we explore a new quilt style every month!) we explore lots of different quilt styles and techniques and are on a journey to develop our own unique styles. This can be done by combining different elements: different styles, techniques, color palettes, design aesthetic, etc.
This quilt is a good example of this idea in action!
I started with an improvisationally pieced background, using the Yosegire method we learned in Meander.
I then placed that dark green fabric on top of the pieced background and did reverse applique ala the Mola style we explored in Meander as well.
That meant I cut away the design from the green fabric to reveal the background fabric. And for this guy, I used a technique we learned about which allows me to applique and quilt at the same time! We joked that we should call it Appliquilt ;). I appliqued it by machine, but did so through all 3 layers, so the stitches doubled as the quilting!
I then Tie Quilted the rest of the quilt, a technique we explored while we learned about Crazy Quilting!
I love how he turned out and am excited to play around with this combination of techniques some more.
If you love learning new quilt-making styles/techniques, I think you'll LOVE Meander! Fall Enrollment is open now, so if you'd like to join this creative, international guild, we'd love to have you!
I'd love to hear from you! Have you played around with combining different techniques together for something new? Leave a comment below, I'd love to hear about it!