Thursday, 10 May 2012

Titanic project continues..

Last time I blogged about my Titanic wall hanging, it looked like this:
At this stage I added two borders, a narrow black one to frame the ship and then added a lovely peachy/orangey print as an outside border.
(Of course I forgot to take a picture at this stage!)
I picked this colour of fabric because it reminded me of the 
colour the Titanic's chimney stacks were painted!
The fabric is Fiesta from the Hope Valley range by Denyse Schmidt.
I then added some fusible black 1/4" bias tape to the border.
I was able to use a 4mm twin needle on my Janome machine to sew it in place.
Sewing with twin needles is very effective when sewing on bias tape.
I had to do quite a bit of maneuvering around the circles, 
but the straight lines were a breeze!
Once I had the bias sewed on, it was time to layer my wall hanging.
Next stage quilting!


  1. Wow! I love it, how are you going to quilt it?

  2. Very Deco border! Dramatic!

  3. Awesome - really awesome

  4. Wow that looks amazing! You've done some great work there =D

  5. Silly question, How do you manage the twin needle round corners? There will be one longer seam, round the outer edge and one shorter seam, on the inner. I can't visualise how that one works.
    It looks fantastic, most impressive.

  6. Looks amazing K! I love twin needling and wish I could do more of it. At least this Titanic won't sink! Jxo

  7. I think I can hear its horn sounding now!

  8. great work Karen, love the macintosh sytle border

  9. beautiful! love the contemporary look with 100 year old subject!