12 November 2012

Design Wall Monday - November 12, 2012


Work is continuing on the Baltimore Christmas quilt. These pieces belong to the center medallion. Can you see that tiny little C-shaped  piece? Wowza. There are so many pieces to this block, I separated them out into envelopes. Recycling the return envelopes from the snail mail for the small applique pieces works well. Only ten pieces per envelope, makes the work seem to go faster. And, yes, I do use two different Clover mini irons: one for the glued portions and one for the liquid thread portions. When the liquid thread gets heated up, it just makes a mess of the iron bottom. The one Clover iron is so bad, that I will probably throw it away when this is all over.

I just noticed that there were three pair of scissors in that photo. *LOL*


And the progress is shown drying on the light table. The pattern is taped to the table and then covered with some of that clear vinyl furniture cover. I dot the glue onto the back of the applique piece (dot dot not a lot), position the applique, weight it down with a piece of glass and walk away until the glue dries. The clear vinyl keeps the pattern in good shape. Do you see that stack of coffee filters in the upper right corner? I use those to hold things. Or to wipe down mirrors and glass since it is a perfect source for lint free wipes.

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11 comments:

Judy D in WA said...

The center is going to be fabulous. Oh so much work! Thanks for sharing your process.
Soooo, will the quilt be all put together for next week's DWM??? ;)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love that pattern - I had thought to get that one once and never got around to it.

Nancy said...

What fun to see your worktable and get some tips. (I use coffee filters for other things, too.)

McIrish Annie said...

Love your sweater so so much! Applique is not my thing and the process is the reason why! LOL!

straythreads said...

one piece at a time can't wait to see it finished

cajunquilter said...

Before tossing the iron you might want to try cleaning it with a Mr Clean eraser. I wet the eraser, wring out, heat up iron and "iron" the eraser. Cleans off most glue very easily.

The block will be gorgeous when finished!

Raewyn said...

I've just scrolled back and seem more of this project - and also went to the link - wow- it is beautiful!! Your appliqué process sounds very organised - it obviously works well for you. Your knitting is beautiful as well.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Lots of work! When my friend's son had surgery they sent him home from the hospital with these wipes that remove bandage residue on the skin. With the left-overs we discovered that it takes the sticky residue left on jars that we want to use for canning! You could try that on your iron - I think it would work!

Bonnie said...

What a great bunch of info today between your post and the comments. I just don't think I have the patience to do all the work for applique. Hum, maybe I should pull out Tisket, a Tasket from many years ago and give it another run at being worked on. Nah, I think I'll get some quilting done. I'm looking forward to you showing off the center of this quilt.

* said...

I've never heard of liquid thread, will have to check it out.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Is the liquid thread the same thing as fusible thread? I am SEW impressed with your sticktuitiveness on this project! It is absolutely THE BEST!