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Sunday, September 25, 2016

     I just finished cutting out the patterns for the center of the quilt I'm making. I also had a request for a mini wall hanging from some one who is a base ball fan.
     Here is my design.

    I'll have to glue all the pieces down and make sure they are aligned properly and then I will machine stitch all of the pieces of the design in place and put a bias cut border around the edge of the wall hanging.
                       These are some of the patterns for the center design of the quilt. I use freezer paper to make my patterns because I am able to iron them to my fabric so I can
mark the design on the fabric. I use Terial Magic, which is a wonderful product to stabilize my fabric. It helps keep the fabric stiff and helps me get a clean line when I mark the fabric before cutting out each pattern piece.

        I have also finished my black line drawing on clear cellophane of the center design. This helps me with placement of each piece of fabric. I lift the cellophane to place each piece of fabric . The next step is to chose the fabric for each part of the design.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

        The Garden Quilt con.
  Here are photos of the Lettuce, Onion , Carrots and Green Beans.
  Each part of the applique is a cotton fabric , fused to paper backed fusible web. I then fuse the pieces in place and finally add machine embroidery on the surface of each  . Some of the sections I painted using fabric paint. and the onion was made by layering fabric together.
       I will be doing some surface stitching on each block and then stitch all the blocks together . This border will be sewn onto the center design once I'm finished putting it together.

         Quilt con.
  Just finished ironing all the parts of the appliques, I'm doing, to the muslin  background fabric. I tested the block space to make sure all the blocks would fit on the border.
                  Next I  set up my work board with the center designed pinned in place.