Saturday, September 12, 2009

Block one is well on the way :-)


After a few hiccups I have block one of my  Civil War Bride Quilt well on the way. I am using Stitch N Wash Fusible Water soluble tearaway a Floriani Product. This is the technique used by Mariya Waters. Here is the explanation in a PDF document  Turned edge Applique . I am finding it a lot quicker. I adapted various applique methods I have read about incorporating this product. It does wash nice and soft. I do plan to wash each block as I go along before I put the quilt together. I am usually a non washer of fabrics and have been a good girl and washed all the fabrics before starting my applique.

I have used a washable pencil and a lightbox to draw pattern on the other side of my muslin.


Stay Tune for the hopefully completed block by the end of the weekend. I need to make My Nearly Insane block for this week too. Am a little behind the 8 ball but will get there :-)

Cheers Lynne


  1. Looking good, Lynne and such an interesting way to applique - hope the weekend brings a lot more to show and tell!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  2. Just beautiful Lynne. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

  3. I am going to have to read over your technique...loving the block!!

  4. Great work so far. I heard Mariya Waters speak recently at a quilt-in, and I asked her about that product. At the moment I use regular American freezer paper, and cut a slit to remove it from the back. I will give the Floriani stuff a try at some stage, but I haven't had time to stop and take a break! I just want to make the next block!!

    Congratulations on your start.

  5. Very nice block so far and thanks for sharing the technique with us. I have not heard of the product before. I like your colors too. Looking forward to see it finished - hugs Natima

  6. Interesting technique. I have just needle turned the first of 4 ostrich legs. I be thinking wash away might me easier for fiddly bits. Thanks for the tutorial.

    The block is looking good and I recognise some of the fabrics sooo good to see others delving into their stash.

    Happy stitching Terry

  7. Beautiful Lynne, I haven't heard of that method, so thank you for the link xo


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