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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