So the next step for Morning Glory is to start glue basting pieces down and then applique in place – then glue baste more pieces down and applique and on and on it goes until the piece is finished.
Picking up from yesterdays post I got some of the leaves cut out and some acorns and starting with the leaves that need to go behind the branches I got started – just a little bit of glue drops – do not need much. I do half of an area and then finger press it down flat. Make sure you do not put the glue on the area you will be turning under to sew.
Then I pick up the opposite side and do the same.
Then the branch goes down over the top dots of glue on the back of it too and then finger press into place. At any time if you think a piece is too uneven you can gently tug the piece back up and redo it. From looking at the photo the center looks a little off center to me so I will gentle take that middle branch back up and reposition it. Sometimes if I have already started my needle turn and I see a piece needs to be reposition I will use my short applique pins instead of gluing the piece back down – I don’t like to do a whole piece with pins though as my thread gets caught in it although I know some people who only use pins – the nice thing about quilting is we can all do this whatever way we are comfortable with.
The glue I am using is Roxanne Glue Baste It. I have used this glue for a long time and I’m pleased with it and it last a very long time as you use such a little bit at a time. I see I cut off the top of the glue bottle in this photo – it has a long thin applicator so you do not even need to lift all pieces, you can just put it under pieces and dot glue here and there. I picked up a lot of my applique tips from quilter/designer Pearl P. Pereira – here is a link to her page. She is the one that got me started on Roxanne Glue. I get it cheaper at the link above though on amazon with prime membership there is no shipping so I turn to amazon first. One thing I have found handy if you buy this glue with the long applique is on Pearl’s site under her notions she sells some really thin “cake testers” which fit into the applicator to clean out any clogs – but it works best it you wash and rinse after you use and make sure the applicator is clear of glue – store upright if you do not have a screw top – I lost mine! I had an instructional DVD of Pearl’s at one time but I have lost track of it – luckily I think I learned all I could at the time.
I love having my thread cabinet right at hand to select thread to applique. I got this cabinet years ago when I sold a quilt – it was a good investment – the thread and the cabinet together I got for a very good price.
I lay threads out over the pieces and pick the one that matches the piece the closest to use.
This is the piece I am done glue basting now and will start the stitching today probably – I couldn’t work on anything else until I got my table cleared off as it took up the whole space. Linking to Small Quilts/Doll Quilts today for Design Wall Monday and MCM#100 – Cooking up Quilts .
I rolled Murrieta Stars down and this is where I pick up at. Have a wonderful 2018!