Monday, March 23, 2009



I wanted to see how one of the new blocks looked when pinned into place on the quilt. I like it!

Off to the wholesale house today as I need batting for customer quilts. This afternoon I'll prep the eagle blocks.

I think I gave the wrong impression in my tutorial. Much of the prep work involved is the same as what I've already been doing - tracing pattern onto freezer paper, cutting it out, ironing it onto the fabric and then cutting out the fabric pieces. The difference is this - I used to iron the freezer paper onto the right side of the fabric and then traced around it with a permanent pen. Now I iron it to the backside and use the brush, iron, water and stiletto to turn under the seam allowance. So the reality is that the prep time is only a bit longer than before. And it's more than made up for by the speed with which I can do the actual applique when the seams are already turned under.

9 comments:

trelly said...

lovely works, congratulations

Jeanette said...

I love your quilt!

Screen Door said...

The side blocks really bring it to life!

Cida Hilel said...

Hi, I love yous quilts and your blog, its wonderfull.

Carol said...

The blocks look great in the quilt!!

Dya said...

That is such a beautifull quilt! I love your blog and the tutorials, I can (and certainly will) use several tips for practising my applique. Thanks.
Hope you don't mind I've put a link to your blog on mine (just started one).

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Wonderful!

GARI said...

I am going to try your applique idea: it sounds much better than using glue (messy). But I am going to try it with a very easy and big pattern. LOL

Teresa said...

I have done the freezer paper both ways and can't decide which I like better. I am having trouble finding freezer paper these days. The stores around here seem to have gone to parchment paper.