I got started on the applique rose project. Here is the cutout
I pressed it flat so tracing would be easier. Then I pressed the fabric and I starched it. I find that the starch helps in the needle turn because it is easier to get a crease in the fabric and it helps prevent unraveling.
In order to keep the cutout in place I pinned it to the fabric.
It is easier for me when my lines are pretty dark so i used a crayola washable marker. (it wont come out until I wash it ) it might be hard to see in pictures but I can see it .
here it is all traced
Now I need to cut it out. I m not going to cut much, just the basic shape. If I were to cut it out fully it would be a lot harder to keep it from becoming distorted while I baste it in place.
The backijng fabric I have posted about before. It is a beautiful hand dyed fabric.
I had marked it to do a whole cloth but I was just not convinced it was right. The rose cutout was designed to fit the fabric.
I added some dots of basting glue to the cut out and placed it on the blue fabric/
The glue will keep the placement set while I do some hand basting.
After all the basing is done I can start the applique. I will trim and clip as I go.
A lot of people have asked to see my fabric storage closet. I still have a lot to do the get it organized but here is a start. These are all antique quilt tops and blocks with a picture of each top that is in the bin taped to the outside so I know how to find them. The top shelf is a mess! I need to get a few more shelves.
Here is some of the fabric stash ( most of this is a yard or more of each piece with a few smaller pieces mixed in)
I think I’ll get 2 or 3 more of these shelves and I will be able to fill them with smaller pieced and fat quarters etc and I need one for orphan antique blocks.
There is room for more shelves.
getting things out of boxes is good and bad…..each piece of fabric makes me think of what I can make….so many projects!
Ill post some pictures later, when I get it finished.
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He is so shaggy! he goes to see the groomer tomorrow ….