Yesterday morning I sat down at the work table and got busy glue basting pieces to the background rectangle. Here is what is done and how I am doing it as there had been some questions on what I do with the paper templates – and that is what they are just paper templates made out of freezer paper.
Morning Glory: I figured out exactly were I wanted pieces then starting with one main piece on each side I glue baste in place. I mainly figure placement just by looking at the piece, I stand back and look, I use a ruler and measure areas and then I glue – small dots of Roxanne Glue Baste It. On the long curly pieces I leave my template which is ironed on – on the piece until it is glued down this helps me get in place better.
After I finger press the piece down to get the glue stuck then I carefully take the paper off. You can now see where I have marked my turn under seam line – sometimes I use a mechanical pencil and sometimes white chalk mechanical pencil – depends on the color of the fabric.
Now that these two pieces are in place I start to build off of them. I very much go by the photo in the book. I do not like plastic overlay – I just do not care for them – I never have any intention to enter a show as I do not want the stress of perfection – I just like to create and make my quilts. I don’t mind if there are little bits that are not perfectly even in a piece.
More added to the piece – these are now glue basted in place also.
All the pieces I had cut are now on the piece and ready for stitching. I will add the bottom third of the design on the background when all of these pieces are stitched.
A close up of the turn under seam lines. I do not measure this – I trace around the template and then cut about 1/4 inch or less for the seam. For needle turn you use an applique needle and the only way I can describe it is that you sweep the fabric ahead of the needle under as you get to it with the long needle. clip curves as you get to them and the deep points as well.
The design I am doing is Morning Glory by Michele Hill – William Morris in Quilting. This is just the center panel – more to go – much more!! Linking to Sew Fresh Quilts — MidWeek Makers — Jo’s Country Junction –a new to me blog called Stitched all The Things — and Mama Spark’s World — and Sarah Did It–and My Quilt Infatuation.
Draped over the quilting frame while the glue dries – it dries quickly – but I was off to the fitness center and thought that would be a good place to let it rest.
Quilting from Monday night on Handful of Scraps