Thursday, August 20, 2009

finishing up

I've been investigating and have some results!
The freezer paper is still on there.
I am zig zagging the leaves on with a VERY tiny stitch.
VERY close together.
I liked having that freezer paper there because the leaf stayed put!
I tried taking the paper off first.
That worked o.k., but the glue is difficult to deal with,
and the leaf doesn't stay as stable on the quilt.
After zig zagging
I cut little slits in the BACK of the quilt
BEHIND the leaf.

Here's my water bottle.


I sprayed all the leaves with water.
When I saw this demostrated she used wet towels on the applique...
but I'm lazy and this seemed simpler.




I pulled all those leaf shapes out through
that little slit in the back.






Remember my basting stitch on the vine?
I needed to remove it. :)
The vine, of course, is already appliqued on.







WOW! This is pretty bright!
I like the leaves.
Of course, I always like leaves.

This quilt is going to get folded and wait for
a wonderful occassion.
Then I'll quilt it.
When will that be?






6 comments:

  1. Any ideas yet on how you're going to quilt it? That's always a big stumbling block for me.

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  2. Mama Pea,
    I will probably stipple this if I'm in a hurry...which I usually am. But I may free motion flowers, like daisies, in the snowballs and stipple around the border. I think I will also put veins in the leaves.
    I always have fun quilting the quilt and I don't worry (usually) about the details. The quilt always looks good to me when I'm finished.

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  3. Beth! It's so cute! I love all the appliqued leaves! Beautiful!

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  4. The applique leaves really pull it all together. It looks wonderful.

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  5. wow. Lots of good little tricks here in this post.
    Love your leaves too!!

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  6. I absolutely LOVE this quilt, Mrs. Shibley!

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