Sunday, July 19, 2009

Renee Plains "Flower Shop" progress

At "Thimbles" Friday night I got back to work on the "Flower Shop" piece I began at "Primitives" in Missouri. I have all the blocks fused. Oh wait, let me tell you a little about my first fusing. There are big differences in that fusible web stuff. It helps to know what you are doing. I had forgotten the web I'd bought in MO, so I stopped at Hobby Lobby on the way to Thimbles to purchase more. There were so many types; I did my best to get what I needed, but the stuff I bought was dreadful. The web part would not stick to the sheet no matter what I did. I just hope I didn't do any damage to Chris' iron or ironing sheet. I had some of the other web at home, so that is what I used today, except on the pots because it wasn't wide enough. Also, don't look too close at the pots; at least all my flowers face the same way! (Oh, freaking DUH! I just checked Renee's picture, and I can see I did all my flowers facing the wrong way. Well, GEEZ, at least they are CONSISTENT!)

Next thing is to remember what Pat told me about stitching the fused items down. I will have to do some practice stitching before I work on the real flowers.

5 comments:

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Very cute quilt! You should just tell everyone you MEANT to make the flowers go the other way! (It's still a great quilt!)

Gretchen said...

I love this quilt! I think with flowers there is no "wrong" way. Flowers are meant to have personality :)

Anonymous said...

I think it is great. I just have no patience with applique because I don't like how it comes out when I do it.
Karin

katie said...

I love the quilt. I get confused on applique alot of things turn out going the wrong way. All the web fusible is also confusing. I just try to live and learn.

aunt katie

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Practice, good plan. Remember the traveling thing I told you about and also making the Stitch Out chart. If you need help send up a SOS..

Pat