I started by getting my inspiration piece. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast window pane is just beautiful. Once I saw it, I could picture in mind how I could turn it into a quilting square.
I searched for both a coloring page of the window and an already colored image.
I focused on the part that I was going to create, the rose. I cut out that section and increased the size to 120% with the printer.
- 3 different shades of red or pink fabric (quarter of a yard)
- 3 different shades of green fabric (quarter of a yard)
- A piece of fabric for the background. I chose a washed blue fabric. The size was approximately 10 x 11 inches.
- A quarter of a yard of Heat N Bond.
- A piece of freezer paper.
- Rose template
Of course, Nikki had to come investigate what I was working on.
- I numbered each part of the rose 1-3, with each number representing one of the fabrics I had picked out. The 1 was the lightest shade and 3 the darkest.
- I made an extra copy of the template. Just in case.
- I ironed the Heat N Bond to the back of small square pieces of each of the colors that I was going to use.
- I slowly started cutting out one of the pieces at a time from the template. I didn’t cut it all at once, just the piece I was going to work with.
- I place the template piece on top of the fabric square that had the Heat N Bond on the back. There are many other iron on adhesives. Use whichever one you prefer.
- I put out the piece following the small template.
- I laid out the freezer paper over the image with the glossy side up. I used it to help me figure out where to put the each piece of the rose.
- Once I had all the pieces of the rose put together then I cut it out of the freezer paper and put it aside.
- Repeat the same process with all the other parts.
- Once you have all the pieces made individually, peel off the freezer paper from the back and iron on to the background fabric.
- Lastly, you can leave it as is or sew it down. I suggest using invisible thread so you don’t have to change threads often.