On Sunday I finished up the applique of Stain Glass Stars, my 3 blocks that I had made for the La Passacaglia quilt that I decided I wasn’t going to make after I made those three. I appliqued them to a piece of batik and it will be long narrow wall hanging – or turn the opposite way will work just as well. When I got done with the applique I put it in the sink to soak all the glue out as there had been a bit in it for when I was shaping the stars to applique in place. I do this by just placing in the sink with cold water and let it soak for hours while I do something else. I do not wash it – the glue soaks out and the water gets kind of cloudy, I rinse and then lay flat to dry. I am rinsing the glue out as I will be hand quilting the piece and want it softer to work on.
When I got back from getting my hair done it was dry and I pressed it
Hung it up to get a look – I think I will go ahead and hand quilt this one – it is small and will not take a lot of hours of work. I will look this week to see what I have for a backing and I know I have pieces of batting in the closet – I first want to look through templates though and see if I have a small feather piece that I could use for all the way around the edges. A grid would be used on the rest, outline around the stars and some in the design itself. Linking to Esther’s Quilt Blog today.
Also I laid out some of the pieces for Primary Colors – one block in the lower left hand corner is the one that I had done a couple days ago.
When I got started sewing I switched a few colors around here and there. The big units are now put together but I will not be sewing these 24 inch blocks together until I have them all done so that if I need to move things around for better color I can. These four are finished, pressed and put aside – I will try to work on a couple every day. Now that these 4 blocks are done the design is showing through more.
Almost daily I am getting a few morning glories opening, but only a couple a day – strange. The sunflowers are still getting blossoms but most are dying off.