Monday, July 30, 2012

Update from Kelli

Hey there fellow applique admirers, I have some pics to show you!  I am doing the Stars and Sprigs quilt by machine applique.  I am tracing the shapes onto Floriani stitch and wash, then fusing to the fabric, cut around the shape with about a one eighth allowance, then, I use Elmers glue stick (the purple one) around the shape, then, using a finger pressing tool, shape the seam allowance over the edge of the stitch and wash, this is such a delightful process for me, I love this part more than the sewing :)  I have all the shapes made, I have some gluing to do though, I have used Roxannes baste it glue to tack down my applique.
 Cut out, ready to go yumminess!





  I am starting to sew up the stars now, I just have to look up how :)
Watch this space.................

12 comments:

  1. Love your colours, and the fussy cutting of some pieces. Well done.

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  2. Blocks are beautiful, love your fabric choices. Can't wait to see it come together.

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  3. Your blocks are looking great. I really like using that Floriani stich n wash for all sorts of things.

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  4. Lovely blocks Kelli! They are very cheerful indeed, keep posting your photos please, Kim

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  5. Love your blocks. I am thinking about using this method when I do the Flower Pots quilt.

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    1. go for it Nancy, it's a good and fun way to do it

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  6. You've made such lovely fabric choices--this is going to be a terrific quilt. It's so funny--when I was reading your description of how you do it, I thought "That sounds awful;; I could never do all that." And then got to the part where you say you like it more than the sewing! To each his own--I only like the sewing and cut out as much as the extraneous stuff as I can. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

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  7. awesome! the stuff you use sounds just like ricky tims stable stuff, which is great for needle turn applique- well it's the first I heard of with this method and I like this method..... your blocks looks great

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  8. Lovely! Look forward to seeing the progress...

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  9. Your fabric choices and fussy cuts are just beautiful! I wish I could come and sit in the corner and watch you prep your pieces. It sounds so interesting!

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  10. A girl after my own heart I have also done this method on some of'' Flower Garden'' but your work is much nicer well done

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    1. thanks Wendy, every minute spare I get, I work on my little shapes, busy gluing, and finger pressing, when you have done thousands of pieces you get really good at it LOL

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