Back ground fabric was pressed pressed in half and then quartered before any placement of the templates. Next up was cutting out the tree after I traced it onto more freezer paper – and pressing the template to the brown fabric.
then before I take the freezer paper off of the brown fabric I trace all around it with my white mechanical pencil – the white line will be the turn under line. Also directly on to the template I mark where the center will be – with the white pencil in the seam line area. I didn’t get a photo of it here. Not a large mark needed just a short dash in the seam area.
When I cut the piece out I cut a quarter of an inch away from the white line (about I do not measure it) for the seam allowance to turn under with my needle.
And here is the back ground fabric – you can see the press lines on the fabric for half and quarter – that is where I begin to make sure my pieces are fairly accurately placed. Nothing is glue basted at this point as I need to cut the leaves that go with the tree and the acorns as they get tucked behind some pieces – when I get all of those cut and seam lines marked then gluing will begin for this portion of the piece. I do not draw the design on the fabric and I do not have a light box underneath it guiding me – just the marks on the tree that show me where the center is and that is lined up on the fabric and we go from there. Some of it will be measured on the large tracing that I did of the entire pattern and then measure from the trunk out. Linking to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching today and Quilting Is More Fun than Housework and Love, Laugh, Quilt.
I forgot to take photos of Murrieta Stars the last couple of days – here is what was done since Thursday I believe
When I roll the quilt down the next time in a day or two I will then mark the lines for the half square triangles as I have those going a different direction that the full plain squares. The final two borders have a big flower in the corners.
End of the year Craftsy sale continues – clearance on some items and discounts on many things – up to 70% off on some things. I am pretty sure the sale ends tonight at midnight.
Happy New Year – have a safe evening if you are out and about!! See you next year