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The applique on the picnic quilt is coming along. I have 4 leaves left. Then the two birds on center top and center bottom. The birds are already assembled so they just need to be applique around the outside. Then I had two little butterflies. Should be done really soon.
I sewed up the top I cut down from a mens XL. It looks ok but because I kept the original neck and shoulder seams it does not fit as nicely as I would have liked. It looks good enough to wear but not great. The next item I am going to cut down I am going to alter the pattern a bit and not use the neck on the sweatshirt. That may help.
I need to piece some quilt backs so I can load something else on the longarm. I think I will try to make backs for the next half dozen quilts.
I also have to make binding for my table runner I just quilted and sew that on.
longer I appliqued one last butterfly to the border of the picnic mystery and it is now ready for quilting!!!! I just need to sew one seam for the backing and am loading it on the longer.
Shoot now need to get going on designing applique for my string circle quilt top from some years back. I am really enjoying doing applique right now. I think I am leaning towards an Art Deco/Art Neuvo vibe for this one.
In the mean time I still have the 3D hexi top to finish the applique on.
Need to take some photos of some tops and do a blog post. I have also been posting in progress photos of my quilts on my Instagram which is under my first and last name.
After 70 days, I got sick of it so called it quits.
Cute quilt. Had you kept going, you would have 3 quit tops by now.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:
I think I might add the embroidery after the quilting.
Won't that be harder do do after the quilting? For one you will have the whole big quilt in your lap and then have to quilt through all layers of the fabric and it will show on the back. Unless you know how to embroider just the one layer after it is quilted.
You have really been busy and productive, I've been to Vegas 4x in the last 2 months. My brother passed away last week. I took sewing with me but just didn't feel like doing it. I need to meet with some of my quilt friends and get my mojo back.
Cathy I am so sorry and sometimes we just can't do anything else but grieve. Just get some of that time with friends and don't worry about working on stuff.
I'm so sorry to hear that Cathy. Saying prayers for you and your family.
sorry to hear Cathy. Hugs long distance.
Cathy (cacnurse1) said:
For one you will have the whole big quilt in your lap and then have to quilt through all layers of the fabric and it will show on the back. Unless you know how to embroider just the one layer after it is quilted.
and that is EXACTLY my plan! You are so clever to read my mind. :-) There is a technical way to securely start and finish the embroidery without needing to go through all 3 layers. It's not difficult; you just need to be careful.