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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Freezer Paper Applique

Back of January Block
Should have cut it square - but didnt have time :)
Always seems wrong to do this, but I guess its OK

Showing my stitching.  I used Sulky Monofiliment and Aurifil in the blobbin.
I set Nessie to .95 for the top tension and 1.75 in the bobbin...I actually worked out how to do it - Fabulous!!  I love this machine!

My feather drawing and the sewn together feather on the white fabric.
I need to get it put together and then I can do this for the Free Motion Quilting Challenge too.

In the meantime - we have had some visitors.  My eldest daughter Fiona and her two children Thomas and Emma.  We have all had a great time together...and I sewed and prepared things between times :)
My daughter Fion and me...yes she is tall :)

My DH with Fiona and the children... Andrea is looking sad as they off back home tody.

Thomas Emma and Andrea.

Things I have beeen preparing for the Challenge

Its Friday - and I have started!!

Back to sewing ...


Unknown said...

Looks like you've had a great time with the family - are you doing Leah's challenge?

Crispy said...

Love the new look of your blog :0)

Also love your applique blocks. I suppose you have to cut the back of your applique away to get the freezer paper out but if you didn't have to get the paper out you don't have to trim out the backing when machine quilting. Hand quilters do it to reduce the bulk.


Lynette said...

I like trimming the backs out, anyway, because the quilt's drape is so much nicer (even if machine quilting). Unless it's a wallhanging - then I'd just leave it in for machine quilting, for sure!

Have you tried the freezer-paper-on-the-front method? I just tried it on one block and decided I really, really like it.

Sure do love your pieces!

Joanne said...

Lots going on! Your FMQ looks great.
Beautiful family.♥

What Comes Next? said...

I can't wait to see how you quilt up your feather applique piece! I see lots of sandwiches ready to go, so looks like you are all set! Thank you for pointing me in the direction of the FMQ Challenge - it is going to be fun. I've got a few pieces already to go, and it's now Friday here, too!
I can see why Andrea was sad - it looks like everyone was having a wonderful time!

Linda said...

Applique is gorgeous!!! Turned out beautiful! I can't wait to see how you quilt your fmq challenge piece. Love that feather design. You have such a beautiful family!! Happy Easter, Joan!

Desley said...

Your stitches are so neat, and the mono thread make them almost invisible. Seeing your work makes me consider trying appliqué again.

LuAnn said...

I just love your beautiful applique' blocks!