Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Fun

I continued to work on a commission project today. I had already worked on tracing the pattern of this wallhanging. My client wants 3 of the applique panels.





I started today by cutting and stitching the background of blue and white. I used a flexible curve to set, hold and assist in cutting. I placed the blue on top of the white, set the flex curve and cut along the edge. I then matched the centers with right side together and sewed the curve. They turned out perfect.


I used my applique pressing sheet to work with units of the design. Once they were together on the applique sheet I could peel them off and set them on the background.
This is as far as I have gotten today. I still have to trace all the pieces for Santa, fuse all of the fabrics on the pieces and construct the Santa units. I still have a long way to go, but, at least I have begun.

What I will really  not like doing is the machine applique. I find that to be sooooooo boring. Oh well, this just comes with the territory.

New top going on the frame in the morning. It will require a lot of stitch in the ditch, so I will be working on it all week. I will also be using wool batting with this quilt......I just love the way it quilts.

Have fun this week and LET'S GO SEW!!!!!!!!

7 comments:

Shakerwood said...

It wouldn't be so boring if you used WOOL! Still, it's looking good so far.

Denise :) said...

It is looking great; even if it is boring to work on. I struggle with machine applique, too -- I much prefer doing it by hand. Happy Monday! :)

Frog Quilter said...

Very nice....

Connie said...

Looks great, I enjoy machine applique other than changing threads so often.

Quilter Kathy said...

I do not enjoy machine applique either but find it less boring when I listen to books on tape.

Chris said...

So cute!

AnnieO said...

Adorable vintage looking design. Hope you find a nice rhythm to work on all that applique so you can forget you don't like it :)