Yesterday it was so darn hot just as I knew it would be and I wasn’t outside much at all. I decided to put a movie on and using my sewing table as a desk I got to work with the templates to fold the edges under to make applique easier for La Passacaglia – only three units were made so it didn’t take much work to get done. By time the movie was over I was finished and the piece is now ready to applique to a background.
I started with the blue piece and quickly realized my templates were a little bit too big. They were easily trimmed one by one as I worked. Considering it was guess work to print out the templates the correct size I did pretty well, only a little needed to be cut off of each piece. Some thought the fabric used in these units are batiks – they are Fossil Ferns – and it feels just like most quilter cottons – not heavier thread count as batiks fee.
Tuck the piece in the seam allowance and then I glue basted the edges in. The paper will stay in place until the piece is appliqued then cutting away the back and dampening the edges if needed to take the paper back out.
See how neat that makes it – this will make applique a breeze.
The bigger piece was harder to do and doesn’t look as neat but when I get done needle turning a few places under here and there it will work out ok. Linking to Sew Fresh Quilts today & Jo’s Country Junction & Quilt Fabrication:Midweek Makers .
I don’t think my flash went off on this one – one side is so much darker than the other. Maybe I will get to the next step today? Background fabric needs to be pressed and cut a little larger than I want so it will be easily handled and applique can start. I’m not sure if I will attach the 3 pieces as I show or if I will space them apart.