Sunday, March 24, 2013
One thing leads to another
I have been busy since Monday working on my fabric flower frenzy.
I had envisaged placing all the flowers on the background, machine appliqueing them with fancy threads and then having the background machine quilted.
I stabilised the background fabric with iron on interfacing and some calico before fusing the flowers.
This was all fine but by the time I had placed all the flowers there was not enough background fabric for machine quilting.
I was relying on the machine quilting to give the project added texture.
Now I feel I have to add the backing before doing my applique stitching so I have made up the above sample block with added cotton batting and more backing fabric. This has made a nice sized sandwich for me to play with before I have a go at the real thing.
Here's hoping I can come back with a good report of my experience.