One of my lovely repeat customers asked me to make a NY Giants ornament for her… “I’d love to!” I said.
So, I ordered the fabric and a few days later it arrived…. Wow! The Giants aren’t kidding…. Their logo is “GIANT” LOL and therein lays the challenge. How do I get that great big logo onto a 3” ball?
I decided to wrap the logo around the ball and quilt it using the Kimekomi style. The logo is about 13 1/2 centimeters long and the balls circumference is 24 centimeters. If I divided the logo into five 3cm panels, I could use 3 panels for the helmet.
I cut the inside of my pattern 3 cm at the widest point and also marked where the bottom line was in order to keep all the pieces straight. I would need two sections of fabric with the logo to allow for overlap.
I measured the 1st, 3rd and 5th panel from one logo and the 2nd and 4th panel from another. I did the same with the helmet, the 1st and 3rd panels from one logo and the middle one from another.
This gave me the eight panels I needed to complete the ball.
I cut out 8 panels of quilt batting that are cut the same size as the panels on the ball. They are like little orange slices.
Once everyting is cut out, I finished marking the panels on the ball and cut them out. This makes the edges rather rough, so I give them a lite sanding with some fine grain sandpaper to smooth them out.
I used a tacky glue to attach the batting panels to the ball and let it dry for a couple of hours. Then I began positioning the fabric panels into place. It was a bit of a challenge to keep the lines all matched up so that the logo would flow from one panel to the other… but I think it turned out really nice.
Here is the NY Giants ornament all color balanced and ready to show my customer.