Would you like to learn more about fusible applique and create a small wall hanging to enjoy in your home? If so, the Eternal Love Quilt Along will be perfect for you!
This beautiful Eternal Love goddess quilt is perfect for quilters of all skill levels. It's only 20 x 25 inches, so it's a very small wall hanging that won't overwhelm you with tons of steps or tiny, fiddly pieces.
If you'd like to follow along, the first step is to gear up with your quilt pattern, fusible web, and any other tools you'll need for this project. Click the links below to find lots of goodies to play with:
Eternal Love Goddess Quilt Along Tutorials
This is a short and sweet, super skill-building Quilt Along! You'll learn the basics of fusible applique, how to finish those pesky raw edges, and how to quilt your mini wall hanging with many beautiful free motion quilting designs.
Click the links below to follow along with each tutorial and make your own Eternal Love Goddess Quilt:
|#4 - How to Free Motion Quilt Hair and Body Parts||#5 - How to Quilt Three Spiral Designs||Find the Eternal Love Quilt Pattern Here!|
Are you excited to get started right now? Watch this quilting tutorial to learn how to prepare your fabric for fusible applique so you can get started immediately!
Make sure to bookmark this page so you can easily follow along.
Follow along with the videos or work at your own pace. It's never a problem to fall behind because the quilting videos will remain online forever so you can catch up anytime.
The Story Behind this Goddess Quilt
Eternal Love is a beautiful goddess quilt inspired by my son, James, and that amazing connection I felt with him. It's hard to put that feeling of overwhelming love, compassion, and understanding into words, so designing this quilt was the best way to express how I felt when he was first born.
To say it frankly, I remember feeling slightly shocked when I held James for the first time. It was like he was a hidden present inside me and - Whoa! - that's a new little person! It honestly blew my mind.
But I didn't draw this goddess when James was little. I waited until he was 8 years old, long after he was wrapped up like this in a baby blanket.
I think I needed some time and space because immediately after he was born I slipped into a deep depression. I didn't feel like I deserved that awesome little baby or my loving husband. I felt unworthy of the life I'd built and useless. It took years to dig myself out of that hole and to learn how to see my value.
So some of this goddess quilt design is a bit wishful. I wish I could go back and better appreciate that time when James was little. I wish I could comfort that girl that couldn't stop crying all the time. I wish I could have rested and let myself heal and just held my baby and been happy.
I couldn't do any of that then. I was too wrapped up in post-partum depression to be able to think straight. But I can celebrate that special time now and love my son and the amazing little boy (now a tween!) that he's grown up to be.
Turning Eternal Love into a Pattern
My original idea for this quilt was to have it printed on fabric as a cheater cloth panel. I was working with Island Batik and we tried the idea, but it just didn't end up taking shape in the right direction so I decided to try writing a fusible applique pattern instead.
I've gotta say - making a quilt like this for myself is one thing. I can work off a master pattern and don't need any instruction other than an hour or so to figure out how the shapes overlap. I've learned the hard way, that a pattern needs to be written with clear instructions and separated templates that have some sort of guide to how they are cut out.
Oh boy! That is a LOT of design work and a lot of planning to work out.
This fusible applique pattern took awhile to put together.
I also made another quilt using pretty wild fabric from a Quilty Box. Watch this video to see how this quilt came together in a day!
I'm so proud of the work I did on this goddess quilt pattern! Click Here to find the Eternal Love Quilt Pattern and make this beautiful goddess quilt along with me.
Let's go quilt,