Red and Green Applique

by Karen on July 22, 2012

in quilts, Red & Green Traditional Applique

Finally I have my flowers prepped as much as they are going to be which means they are not perfect but enough to get glue basted down to the quilt top.  Any little imperfections will be taken care of when the stitching begins.

I have divided up leaves by color and flowers also so that they will be distributed equally or as close to equal as they can be. Four stacks and the large flowers just in the middle – everything is put on a big square ruler so I can move them around as needed on my kitchen table.  I printed out a photo of the border I decided to use so it is handy for placement guide.

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I have a cutting mat underneath the quilt top so no glue would accidently soak through to the table top – I don’t use a lot, but one can never tell what will happen so the table gets protected and I move it around as I move to new areas of the top.

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I doubt I will get around to glue basting this evening but it is all set up for tomorrow.  I don’t think it will take more than tomorrow to work on it.  The temperatures are to be around 100 for the next 10 day outlook as it has been in the past and I am mainly outside just in the morning and late evening.  I hibernate in the afternoon Smile or go run errands in and out of air conditioned buildings.

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I look forward to fall already – summer has never been my favorite season – I don’t care for the heat – I don’t tolerate it well, I get limp and have no energy! – the thing about summer is that when the girls were home and in school we always looked forward to summer vacations, then when they were gone and out of the nest  we could take vacations whenever we felt like it  and summer wasn’t such a big deal anymore.  I think fall has always been my favorite season I love the temperatures and I’m outside off and on all day long, the evenings are nice to have a fire in the firepit, it is nice hiking weather,  the only thing I don’t like is that the plants aren’t growing but going dormant.  Oh well can’t have it all!

I hope you have all had a good weekend.

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Debbie in Alaska July 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I was wondering how your applique border was coming along. I think Fall is my favorite season also…there is a crispness to the air…and of course the brilliant colors! Our fall seems to only last a couple of weeks but it is so gorgeous. I always take photos but they never capture the “feeling.”
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Sue July 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm

This is going to be so lovely. I just love red and green. Do you use the starch method for your appliqué? That is my favorite way to do appliqué. Needleturn can frustrate me.

I’m like you in that I like the cooler temps. I love spring here in Michigan because the weather is cool and I love the fact that the plants are coming alive again with their beautiful color. I love fall for its coolness and for the color too! Our summer this year has been the hottest it’s been in nearly 30 years. I can’t wait for fall.

Happy stitching,
Sue
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Doreen July 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm

If Winter didn’t follow Fall I would like it a lot more! I am not sure of what records have been set around here (if any) but it has been very warm. Tomorrow is supposed to be the hot day (pushing 100) then down to the “cool” upper 80’s…yippee! And to think we did all this years ago w/o A/C!!!!!!! Am thankful that we are able to be comfortable in our home!!!! Continuing in prayer for us all!!
Your flowers look great. Next step…… Cool hugs, D
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Astrid July 22, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Lovely flowers there, lots of prep before the applique. I don’t like the hot and sticky summers here at all and already around Christmas I start longing for cooler days… This time of the year is perfect for me, days are about 73-77F in our area, a bit hotter on the coast.
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