Sunday, May 5, 2013

This weeks meanderings

It's been a little of this and a little of that, this week. First picture is Lori's little quilt from her blog, Humble Quilts. This was fun to make.

 
 
and this is the centre of her latest quilt. If you go to her blog the patterns are available.  I've still to stitch it.

 
and a little bit more of Coxcombs and Stars. I showed you a while ago and then it got put on the back burner. I took the freezer paper off the front and ironed it on the back of the cut pieces and tried the technique of folding over the seam allowance with starch and not glue. This method worked well as the starch doesn't stick like the glue pen does and the paper came out soo easily. Paint the liquid starch on with a small brush, fold over the seam allowance with the fingers and iron as you go. The edges are crisp and ready to sew. I will use this method again. It's a great way to get a nice point at the end of the leaves. The stars were a bit trick-ier [?] as they are a brushed cotton and a very soft fabric. I'll straighten them as I sew them.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

8 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful blocks!

audrey said...

Beautiful work!

Joy V said...

Both beautiful blocks. I also use the starch method. By the way I love the quilts you put up in your title of your blog.

WoolenSails said...

Your little quilt came out beautifully and always enjoy seeing your new appliqué projects, beautiful piece.

Debbie

Sue-Anne said...

That's interesting with the spray starch. Have you seen the pen on Threadbear's blog that can be filled with Best Press? I was wondering what it could be used for but sounds like it was made specifically for thise method?

Linda said...

Dorothy, I always enjoy seeing your wonderful projects. I have a question. The first picture, the one of the little quilt, something seems odd with the half square triangles in the corners of the center block. Is it just me or is one of them turned in the wrong direction?

Nancy said...

Love your version of Lori's appliqué block. I too use the starch method sometime. I like having everything ready to stitch.

Lori said...

The little quilt really looks like an antique! Nice work.
Love your center block- I'd love for you to add it using the linky on my blog. Here's the post:
http://www.humblequilts.blogspot.com/2013/05/medallion-linky-party_27.html
I've come looking for ideas for the "perfect" pattern.:)