this quilt several times here. This is the progress report. Remember how it was initially going to be done using Sharon Schamber's gluing method? This would have worked except for one itty-bitty thing. Look at the photo. Do you see that blue ink on the applique pieces? Putting a hot iron to that is probably not a wise idea because it could very well set the ink. A reversion to handbasted prepared applique pieces insued using water soluble thread. The beauty of this is that nothing has to be removed -- either the applique stablizer or the thread. Check out this Superior Threads post on water soluble thread
O, and see that thimble? It was one of two thimbles that fit from the lot of thimbles won on eBay. On the outside it is either steel or iron because it sticks to a magnet and on the inside it is brass. It is like two thimbles, one inside the other, that have been crimped at the bottom. It was quite rusty, but the shop foreman at work cleaned it up for me and it has seen daily use. Love it!