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Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Quilt for Loch Lomond - part 2
More work on Glyn's quilt - demonstrating how to use a window as a lightbox. Luckily we have had fantastic weather over the last few days, with strong light early in the evening, and the clocks went forward on Sunday too, so we have an 'extra' hour of daylight (important if you want to use a window as a lightbox after getting home from work at teatime).
Next step - making the fabric pieces for the bonded applique. Glyn used Steam-a-Seam 2 for this, the one that's sticky before it's ironed in place and doesn't need to have the edges oversewn. So it was easier for him to arrange all the little bits for the applique and no need to pin before pressing. I would personally prefer Steam-a-Seam Lite, but you need to sew the edges down on that because it isn't a permanent bond and he hasn't got long to make this quilt.
I can't show you the actual applique pieces being cut, but here they are being ironed on - hidden under a teatowel! From now on, I might be able to show a few more pictures, but as the design has to stay top secret until after the show, you won't be able to see the whole thing until May.