Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Stained Glass Nativity

I have a friend who wanted to make a stained glass nativity quilt.  I helped her get it started as far as ideas of how to do it and she got the fabrics. She also had the picture that she wanted to copy, blown up to the size that she wanted. This is quite a few papers off of her printer, so we taped them together and it was ready to go.  Then other things popped up in her life and she realized that this quilt, which was very low on her priority list was not going to get done by her, so she gave me the works.
Since I had it, I started thinking about it and looked up methods of doing stained glass.  We had already decided to use interfacing, she that was part of the works she gave me.

 I found I had an hour the next day where the project I was working on came to a sudden halt as I had no more fusable for it, so I got this one out and started tracing onto the interfacing.  It is good to get a start when ideas are running fresh in your head.

 I keep the pattern rolled up and handy.  I know I'm going to start with the sky, so those will be the first pieces of fabric I'll cut out.  Sounds pretty easy for a start.  But we'll have to see when the next block of time comes that I'll work on it.  I am looking forward to it.  I think it will be fun.


  1. I love projects like this, are you going to use fusible bias binding over the edges?

  2. WOW Elaine this is going to be a Massive project but oh how beautiful it will be, I can see this hanging in the front of the church at Xmas time for the children. Looking forward to following this challenge. Cheers Glenda

  3. What a wonderful project you have there! I look forward to seeing how you tackle it.


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