Confetti - A Modern Embroidery Applique Quilt

Hi there! It's Natalia Bonner from Piece N Quilt and I'm excited to share our Confetti quilt here today! As you've probably noticed Kathleen and I have gone Machine Embroidery Applique crazy! We love it! Every single project we see we are trying to figure out how we can add machine embroidery applique.

This new quilt was so much fun to make. It's made from Zen Chic's new fabric line Barcelona and a little bit of Moda Bella Solids. We call it the darling Confetti quilt! Finished size is 60"x70"

The instructions below are for using a machine embroidery applique technique but you can achieve similar results by outlining the triangles with a satin stitch on any sewing machine.

4 1/4 yards white background fabric OR 6 white charm packs
1 Fat Eighth Bundle Barcelona by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics
1/4 yard Green Binding
3.8 yards Backing 

From background fabric, cut 27 strips measuring 5" x WOF and 2 strips measuring 2" x WOF.
Subcut 5" x WOF strips into:
  •  208 squares measuring 5" x 5"
  • 16  rectangles measuring 5" x 2 5/8"
Subcut 2" x WOF strips into:
  • 58 - 2" 60 deg white triangles*
From fat eighths, cut:
  • 58 - 4" 60 deg print triangles*  (we tried to do two from each print)
To cut triangles, use the templates in the Printer Friendly file or use the 60 degree mark on your ruler to cut the correct shape.
The triangle digital machine embroidery applique file is currently available for free! Click {here} to download from our website. Check out all of our other darling Embroidery Appliques while you're over there.

 **All applique on this quilt is done using embroidery applique, for this technique you will not cut your triangles into triangles at this point. Follow our triangle Machine Embroidery Applique Tutorial {here}.**

If you are using a satin stitch instead of machine embroidery applique, pin each print triangle to a 5" square. Outline with a satin stitch using coordinating thread. Repeat for all 58 triangles.

Layer a 2" white triangle on top of each print triangle and outline with a satin stitch. Repeat for all 58 white triangles. You  can use a small pair of very sharp scissors to trim out the print fabric behind the white triangle.

Assemble the Quilt Top

 Confetti is laid out like subway tiles, alternating blocks.

Refer to quilt layout for exact placement. We rotated our triangle blocks to get a more random look.

Quilt, bind, and enjoy! The super cool thing about embroidery applique, because it's done so precisely with a nice satin stitch when washing this applique there will be no fray! The quilt can be washed and washed and it will look nice forever! This quilt is machine quilted with a pantograph pattern designed by Natalia Bonner called Crackle, available {here} in {digital} and {paper} pantograph pattern.

 All of our embroidery applique is done on a Bernina Aurora 440QE with the embroidery module. Batting used is this quilt is Quilters Dream Poly Select.  

1- 60"x70" Confetti Quilt

Natalia Bonner


CountryBelle said...

Could I possibly see a close up of the triangles... love the look of this quilt, trying to figure out if it is doable without the fancy embroidery??

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Country Belle, here is a close up picture of the triangle. Yes, you can do it without an embroidery machine. :)

LeslieWms said...

What? I quilt a lot ... but I'm scratching my head over these directions. Maybe I should read it again slowly. Could we see a close-up of the quilt? Thanks.

LeslieWms said...

That url for a close-up took me back to the original picture on the Moda website. Oh well.

JenBailey said...

Can you use two 5" charm pack for this? Thanks!! I love this pattern!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

JenBailey, yes you could! :)

lora said...

I will not do in the original but your blog is so good you can not say anything other than THANK YOU!
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