Sunday, October 31, 2010
Third Lollipop Block
It was fun to finish my third lollipop block as we celebrate Halloween here in the states. I have also came to realize how beautiful Kaffe fabrics will be in pieced quilts. Every time that I finish a block, I began to think of what fabrics I can use in my next one. Thank You all so much for sharing and for your wonderful comments and inspiration.
I am using machine appliqué but I am turning my edges under using freezer paper and starch.
Someone recently asked me what would happen if I did not turn my edges under. I thought that was interesting question and decided to do an experiment. I took a block and used three different fusibles, I thought after washing it, I would have a mess. I was really surprised.
the set of leaves on the right were ran through the washer and dryer once, the second picture, I ran through the Washer and dryer five more times. I was really surprised at how well the fusible and the stitching held the fabric in place.
The first fusible did not do as well as the other two, the first one was a lite steam fusible, the second one was heat n bond lite, the third one was steam a seam that comes on a roll.
Just some information, I still like turning my edges under but I thought it was really interesting to see how well the pieces held up after five or six washings.
On to block four of my lollipops,
the lollipop girl