Over the weekend I got a little sewing/quilting done and a lot of reading. I have been in a reading mode lately – the hot weather and all just kind of drags you down.
I was cutting out applique for the Red and Green quilt this weekend. I was going to press edges under and try a different method for applique – but the more I think about it the less enthused I am about it. Too much work! I think I will just plan on needle turn like I normally do.
Which means these pressed to the back side of the fabric and
already cut out – will need the freezer paper taken off the back and pressed back to the front side instead so I can draw a stitch line all around the pieces like I normally do – this might sound like a lot of extra work but it really isn’t – pressing the freezer paper back down will just take minutes and the drawing around the pattern piece is busy work for in front of the tv with a sandpaper board on my lap.
The green & red pieces actually look different than they are in this photo – the color is not right at all – on my screen that is – maybe it is right on yours? I have learned that not all computer screens are the same. I will show more on the applique as I start to glue it down in place – I might just do one border at a time I think for gluing to keep it neat but I will lay it all out first – this will be to keep track of what I want where. It is a large quilt and I will have to be doing this design work on the floor so one border at a time will be best.
Another POTC block – #11 I think. I believe I need 64 blocks which would give me a quilt 96 x 96 inches plus a border. So that will give me a good queen size quilt. For the pieces in between the blocks I think I will go with black – but that is subject to change as I get closer to the end. The blocks will not be put together until they are all finished so I can lay out and decide on color placement.
Quilting on Joseph’s Coat continues but really nothing new to show on that, I’m about half was across the row now from the last photo I showed when I had just cranked it down.