Work is progressing on the Baltimore Christmas quilt. The pieces for the borders are in the prepping stage. I've linked to the designer's page so you can see the border.
- the desktop Ottlight for obvious reasons
- the empty envelopes, recycled from bills, that are used to hold the applique pieces cut from the stabilizer
- a bottle of Elmer's school glue used to glue the applique pieces onto the background
- a stack of coffee filters used as catch alls and can be stacked on top of each other
- a beautiful pot used for holding pens and pencils
- the 3-ring notebook with the pattern
- the last envelope with the prepped stars for the border
- a piece of glass with blue taped wrapped edges for putting on top of the glued applique while the glue dries
- two 3-lb purple hand weights to put on top of the glass for added weight
- 2 pair of paper scissors (very important! only for paper)
- a coffee filter filled with 48 1.5" red fabric circles, a needle and the thread all ready to gather for use as the berries in the border
- the stabilizer with the holly leaves ready for cutting.
Tip: The leaves at the very bottom of the photo were traced from the pattern and then scanned into CorelDraw. Once in the drawing package the bitmap was traced to turn it into a vector drawing so they could be edited. Then the line weight was changed to hairline and the color from black to lavender. A total of 64 leaves, 32 pointing left and 32 pointing right) were needed so I plopped the leaves in pairs, 6 to a page, and printed 10 pages of holly leaves onto stabilizer. The lavender ink is so faint that when the quilt is washed it won't even show if it DOES run. But because it is so faint, I use one of the FriXion pens to trace the image because the black lines will disappear when it gets heated with an iron.
- and the most recent AAQI Priority Quilt finish: notice the dimension to the butterfly?
I'm linking up to Judy's blog, PatchworkTimes for design wall and BOMs Away Monday.