Hello everyone! This is Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams visiting with you on the blog today! Every year I host a fun challenge on my blog called Project QUILTING. Project QUILTING Is a challenge that gives you a prompt and then ONE WEEK to start and finish the challenge. I know this deadline sounds insane but I promise it’s doable!
One tool that helps me add that extra “pop” to so many of the quilts I make for Project QUILTING Challenges is HeatNBond Lite. HeatNBond Lite is truly a game changer.
I’ve used HeatNBond Lite for two the three challenges so far in Season 10 of Project QUILTING.
Hope Springs Eternal
The first challenge was “Hope Springs Eternal” and I made a quilt I called “New Nest”.
I started out my project with a sketch of this bird. I knew I wanted to raw edge applique this onto the quilt and HeatNBond Lite made that fast and easy! I just traced the parts I wanted in different colors onto the HeatNBond Lite and fused them right down to the quilt top.
In a few hours – this piece was complete!
Red, White and Blue
The second challenge for Project QUILTING Season 10 was Red, White and Blue. I went to my go-to quilt pattern – a convergence quilt.
Once I had it all together it just wasn’t enough. I knew I needed to applique some things onto it and HeatNBond Lite made this possible!
I fused a chunk of HeatNBond Lite to the wrong side of the Alison Glass Diving Board fabric. Once it was fused I was able to fussy cut bits of the fabric out and add it to the quilt. I also fused HeatNBond lite to whale and sand dollar fabric. All these little things just made the piece pop.
Before I knew it “Octopus’s Garden” was finished!
The current challenge from Project QUILTING is “Pixel Play” and I have a plan that will definitely involve HeatNBond lite. My fingers are crossed that it looks as amazing on fabric as it does in my mind!
The moral of this post is – if you want to add some fun elements – quick and easy – to your project – be sure to grab your ThermoWeb HeatNBond Lite and raw edge applique away!