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the current project I am working on ( and have been working on for several years!) I used the Appliquick glue in class and switched to regular glue sticks when I got home.. I can tell the difference in which flowers/fruits are done with which glue.
I love the Appliquick tools too! I even got the fancy box from Kathy McNeil for Christmas last year that has foam cutouts for all of the tools..
Suze (casuzenn) said:
hmm, watched her video. I had forgotten they used glue instead of starch and an iron. I may try that on the next block. I had used starch in a water color brush/pen and then used the tools to turn while I ironed with my small iron. then dots of glue to attach to the background. ON some I had used glue on the corners, which was a mistake.
Oh this is really cute!
Dee, I DID make it to the post office today, so expect a 9x12 white envelope soon.
GOOD for you for buying the mandala patterns! I've watched her do them on her blog. but I know I'm not that painstaking. They look like they'd fit right in your precision oriented mind though.
Sorry to learn your applique project isn't cooperating. I don't do much applique, and what I do isn't nearly as painstaking (there's that word again) as what you, Pirate, and Ami accomplish.
I'm happy that we're all different!
Cris in MT
Dee, I hear you chuckling maniacally! And it's not wrong for you to be BOTH a quilter and an embroiderer!
Before I succumbed to a needle allergy (whether to sewing machine needles or hand stitching needles), I would "work" at my sewing machine in the afternoons and do hand work in the evenings. And I still managed to get things done.
Cris in MT
Dee love your applique, candy canes look good enough to eat. Going to be very festive when done.
I finished this quilt up last week, its about 40x46 with cotton velour for backing. This quilt has been a UFO for over ten years. Being it was full of teddy bears I added two more one on each end in the solid pink.
I believe it is Pirate who has given the tip of pinning a note with the size of the finished quilt top to it, I would like to add to that suggestion by recommending the date the top was finished be included also. That way if its not documented any where else you have a reference point.
Looking for something you know you have, stop looking. Start looking for something else, you'll find the original something you where looking for. But do you remember why you where looking for that original item? Yes, now I can finally finish DGD top.
I'm having fun playing with the applique patterns. Between these blocks and the table topper it's been Christmas in July around here.
I started on the embroidery embellishment last night. Pretty pleased with how the pine branch is coming out. But I had forgotten how quickly the floss gets used - and I'm trying not to put knots on the back. But I'm having to use two or three length on each branch. At this rate I'm definitely going to have to go shopping for more green floss. Almost every block either has pine branches or a vine. Plus the leaves have veins. Yup, going to need more greens. 1st fabric and now floss. Oh well, guess I'll HAVE to go to JoAnns. haha
I also glue bindings after I sew it on the quilt.
I've done that. It is time consuming but does work well.
That is beautiful embroidery. Haven't seen any like that. It's tempting.
But.....I have so much fabric to sew up and projects to finish that I need to stay on task for a while. I'll just click on the links you provided Pirate and drool.