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Friday, August 27, 2010

Hello all
Here I am again :)

I have been very busy the last few days...correcting the designs I posted previously...well - the first one really.

I didn't like the outer border corner

So I changed it to this.
All 6 1/2" of it. 

I checked it all out in my tow 12" mirrors, which I have stuck together.....and I liked what I saw..

Next I glued the two triangles together and made a 6 1/2" square

Then I had to print the 4 squares and glue those ones together

]I got this 14" square
I finally - after goodness knows how many days and hours...printed out the large size I wanted...with many thanks to The quilt Rat, I printed it onto sheets of Freezer Paper.
Thank goodness I have a lot of sheets here...its took 12!!
Then I ironed the freezer paper to my starched and prepared fabric...
front and back - 3 times I starched.
You may have guessed... I have been watching videos from Sharon Schamber...
which are wonderful and so informative,

(If you look really hard you may see my POTC quilt is growing...have nearly finished the 5th row!)

Freezer Paper ironed to fabric, and a comparison to  the original size!!

'And after ALL that ...this is the next drawing looking in the mirror's to see how its going!!

        I now have to draw the design onto my fabric, looking at the Freezer Paper through the fabric...either with a light box, or if I can manage..I should be able to do this just on the table.

I haven't drawn in the circles in the 'stems' or the border,on any of my printing,,, may or may not put them in.  Its a choice.

This has been a marathon...still I should have something to quilt eventually

Oh dear - I nearly forgot - I have to put a ladybug in there somewhere :)

I think I deserve a break.

Shall catch up again soon...after a rest!!


Crispy said...

Truly beautiful Joan!! I bet you are just itching to get to the sewing machine :0)


Unknown said...

This will be absolutely stunning when you finish it!! But the process to get there, I am sure, was not easy. Looking forward to seeing the results.

Sandy said...

I am so glad someone was able to help you with enlarging this beautiful pattern! You are amazing Joan!!!!! fondly, Sandy

Deanna said...

Oh, my, that will be a stunner! Can't wait to see it.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your designs are totally stunning.

Minka said...

Wow! I'm not sure I entirely follow what you are doing but I can see it's a lot of work and that you have a beautiful design going. Is this going to be a whole cloth quilt?

Minka said...

PS. I meant to say, your first photo looks a lot like a zentangle.

What Comes Next? said...

This is gorgeous Joan! How do you go about creating your design? I'd love to do a whole cloth quilt, but I have no idea where to start with coming up with a design. I can't wait to see what comes next!

John'aLee said...

Wow! You are ever so talented!!

Ivory Spring said...

This is going to be a masterpiece, Joan. Question: Are you ironing the design on the freezer paper to the fabric so that you can transfer the design?

Rena said...

I`m glad to hear, that you´re well again .
Your design is just fantastic, I admire your skills

Your Quilt will be a great masterpiece


Momma Made This said...

This is truly gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

~ Ronda