Wednesday, September 19, 2012

You better watch out, you better not cry...

That's right, gotta get working on the never-ending Christmas quilt.

Here's some shots of what I have done so far...by the way, I love making this with the bright, spring colors.  It's unusual for Christmas, but so darn cute!




I have been working on this...for two years now...It's called Frolic and while I really really like it, I had no anticipation of finishing it this year...or in the next decade due to my chosen applique method.  I was doing what is called freezer paper applique.   Too slow!  Too much work.  And...


I wasn't loving how it was turning out. I am not an accurate enough turn-under appliquer to keep going with this method.  As you can see from the above picture, that's a panel I get to remake...because...yeah, not awesome.

Luckily I took a class and it reminded me that Fusible Web Applique is a better option.  It's easy.  It looks exactly like you cut it out.  So, even though I was half-way done with the quilt, I was changing my sewing method.   Everything from this point onward, is fusible web applique...and I'm pretty sure that I'm going to leave it like that.  Half fusible web applique and half freezer paper applique...and I think I'm okay with it.  We'll see. 

I believe in sewing for fun.  I know that if I have to remake every panel I will have anger issues towards it, and it won't be fun. So, I have to resign myself to having it half and half and only fix the ones that I completely hate.  Like the one above...unless I decide I have to fix them all...to be determined.

So, that's some of what I've already made...get ready in a bit to see the new, and I hope, better ones!  SO EXCITED!  Oh, and by the way...60% sure this may be ready by this Christmas.  Cross fingers.

Thanks for reading!


Heather

7 comments:

  1. I really like the cheerful colors you chose. I would go with the much easier technique too...I can't imagine a project taking more than a week or two or I'd give up. I do want a Christmas quilt though!

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    1. Choosing the fabric is one of my favorite parts of quilting, and I don't mind a long-term project...as long as it's possible to finish in the next millenia.

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  2. Heather this is gorgeous....I love the snowman the best, and the stocking - all of it!!! You are so talented!!! xxx

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    1. Aww, thanks Nat. I've got some new ones coming up that I think you're gonna like then.

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  4. I can't wait to see this finished. The scenes are so sweet! I love your work, Heather. Fingers crossed you finish before Christmas....it will be worth the wait. So much work and love put into something that will be cherished for generations!

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    1. thanks for the good Christmas wishes. I really want it to be done...so I'm kinda putting this first right now. I think my girls are gonna love playing "Christmas quilt"

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