Thanks for all the info yesterday about the best fusible to use with wool applique done by hand. I went to Hobby Lobby and found a small package of Lite Steam a Seam 2 which was recommended by many and will give it a try. Once I give it a try I will let you all know how I like it. It sounds like others have had trouble with the Soft Fuse staying in place while you work on it also. I didn’t get a chance to do that yesterday as had other things to do and Melanie and Ric came over for supper last night and I dug into the hexies that were in a project box near by to work on while we visited and watched out recorded episodes of the Walking Dead. We have missed weeks here and there when they were not able to make it over and we are only on Season 4 I believe and not that far into it.
For some reason I thought I had already put a row of neutral hexies all the way around the center star of Handful of Scraps but I hadn’t – this grouping of hexies will go pretty much in this area but I will need to put the row of neutrals all the way around first. It was nice to pick up the hexies and work some more on them. I had 30 hexies basted so need to get some more of my neutrals ready before I go further.
I could not help getting started of course on the quilting for Wagon’s West on Wednesday night. I had never used 100% wool batting before and my goodness! what a dream to stitch through. I had always though Quilters Dream cotton was very easy to quilt but this wool is even better – glad I got some on sale. It was not difficult at all to try for tiny stitches.
I am marking a grid of inch lines for the majority of the quilt and then the circles – wheels- well be custom to each shape. I am linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict today and Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Another angle – this is about 2 hours of work and not even a third of the way across.
Rain today – we were going to go blueberry picking today out at my brother’s farm but not when it is storming – it will wait until next week – Melanie won’t be able to go with me then but I only like to pick one gallon at a time– it takes too long and my back doesn’t appreciate bending over for long periods. I will go another week when she and Aniya can make it and get another gallon then.
June already – time sure flies as we age doesn’t it!