I’ve been busy lately getting a lot of things done. They just aren’t anything I can share at this time. So I’ve been sewing privately in my room and dreaming of the day I can share my projects with you………..
I have my lock in quilt top pieced, it still needs to be quilted. I can share it after March 8th.
I’ve been working on these blocks when I have a few minutes to sit down at the sewing machine.
I have the squares, circles and black shadow pieces all cut out. I’m trying machine applique on these, so I’m going to do all the black parts first. I’m using a fusible on the back. I wasn’t sure at first how to go about getting the black pieces positioned behind the circles and not having any excess sticking out from the circle. Since I’m fusing them down, I have to position them correctly before ironing and I want to do the stitching on the black before ironing down the circles. So here’s what I came up with.
First….find the center of both the square and the circle by folding one way, then the other. Line up the fold marks and pull the fusible back away from the top of the circle enough to iron it down.
Now I can position and iron down the black pieces and make sure that the ends will be tucked behind the circles. At this point I’m sewing all the black pieces as I get them ironed down. After I sew the black pieces, I remove the remaining paper from the back of the circles and iron them down.
Once I get all the circles ironed down, I’ll sort them out by color and sew all the same colors at the same time.
Anyway, that’s what’s going on with my design wall. It’s going to be a slow process getting all these blocks made (56). I’m working on them between other projects, so that I don’t get bored with them.
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