Monday, April 26, 2010

What a Lovely Autumn Day in April


Went into my sewing room this morning, and got a huge dose of the depression – haha not really, but with such a mess with all these projects half finished, and so many things I want to make……

I heard somewhere on a quilting DVD that we do not have to finish everything we start, the trouble is almost everything I start is something I really want to finish. :-))

And its about time I did some more blogging. I have been very remiss, but I have been sewing. Just haven’t taken any photos.

I am in the process of machine appliqueing my Civil War Bridal Quilt. I have finished the first block – Yay!!  I did this one using freezer paper inside then slitting the back and taking the freezer paper out.  It looks a bit crumpled as I had to wet it to get the paper out, and haven’t ironed it yet.IMG_1490

Not sure whether I like this method, so at the moment I am doing one using wash away paper.

Hope to have my second block finished any day now and will post a photo as soon as I can.

I’m also getting stuck into my Candied Hexagons which I am hand piecing at night.

  IMG_1491IMG_1492  The  2 blocks using one print is my focal print and the one I used to get my colour from.

It’s sure going to be bright.:-))

Thanks for dropping by

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Frances Leate said...

I have been doing some machine applique with freezer paper lately and have found that if I spray the back of the square with warm (not cold) water then the glue is easier to release. I will be very interested to know what you think about the washaway.

Linda said...

I'm glad to see your Candied Hexagons quilt. Isn't it fun to work on? I just put mine down to catch up on blogs! Yours looks bright and pretty. Have fun with it.

Lisa said...

Well hello Sue, this is Lisa from VGQ.Love your gorgeous work and Im so glad I have found your blog. Take care Lisa

Julie said...

Love the hexies, you must bring them for show and tell! Your applique is lovely, have you tried the back basting technique?

Annie said...

G'day Sue
Tracked you down through the Inklingo site - your work is absolutely beautiful. Being new to Inklingo and Candied Hex's I was delighted to find you well on the way, too I'm going to follow your progress with them as I work away on mine. Love your blog and will be catching up again