Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Working on the new quilt...

I've spent the better part of this week getting my next quilt up on the wall. You saw the background of one block last week. Today I put the applique pieces on it.



I began by pinning up small pieces of the different fabrics just to get an idea of how they might look. Once I was pretty sure I liked what I saw, I cut them out. I included their seam allowances and cut them out carefully with a 3/16" seam allowance.

It's really important to see the fabric cut to shape. That way you will have a much better idea of how your block will look after it has been stitched. I use the placement overlay to get these pieces in the correct position on the wall. I'll post a photo soon showing the block without the overlay and with the vase cut and ready to sew.

4 comments:

Carrie P. said...

Looking good!

Jill said...

Thanks for sharing this part of the design process. I haven't tried auditioning the pieces this way before.

Crispy said...

Oooo an new book in the works???? I hope, I hope LOL.

I'm curious Becky, do you and/or Linda ever make quilts from other people's books?

Crispy

belinda said...

OOoouuu can't wait!!