Thursday, October 28, 2010

Here Comes the Bride

I am enjoying my Bride block so much! I have a bin filled with scraps so I dumped it out and rummage for perfect pieces to make her perfect! Aside from the yardage I purchased for the background, this quilt will be made from my scraps.  Not thrilled with the stitching on the cherries and may redo the top ones...but we will see. Sometimes I enjoy those awkward pieces it gives it a "naivety" to the quilt.  My couch is full of little snippets from this project! (better than crumbs)  I think I will ink her face rather than embroider... I do see some tiny black seed beads on her shoes and maybe on her bodice.  She reminded me of my days playing with paper dolls!

7 comments:

  1. I would be interested in what method you are using for applique placement - if you could share?

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  2. Sure, its not very precise- so some of you may cringe a little. I copy the pattern to cut up as you can see in the photo. In this case the Bride was my focal point. I cut her out first from the pattern. I then lay the pattern with the bride removed on the background and place registration marks where she was that way I know where to applique her on.

    I then cut up the bride and traced the pieces on my applique fabric, then glue it in place with Roxanne.s glue (tiny tiny drop) I then needle turn in place where the registration marks are.

    I break each block in to sections, using the Bride block I appliqued the Bride first then the cherry section in place and as you can see the top corner flowers. Then I will move the the left half which I think is four sections. As I cut out the section I am working on I positon it over the block like in the photo and add registration marks and applique the piece in place.

    It does not always work out well in my last block something got off and I ended up with not enough room for some leaves. But I can live with that. Its simple fast and the least amount of prep work. Hope that made sense!

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  3. She's a lovely bride. I like the idea of seed beads for her shoes. I might steal that idea!

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  4. She is coming along nicely, I love your background fabric.

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  5. This has got to be the most gorgeous applique quilt out there.I will never do it, but love to look at all the work in it.I am going to enjoy this blog.

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  6. Your background fabric is really different. I like it a lot. Do you know what line it is from?

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  7. Thanks, It's from Windham a line called Tavern Signs. It is supposed to look like an old paint worn sign.

    http://www.baumtextile.com/cgi-bin/fabricshop/gallery.cgi?Category=424&Page=2&v=1&startwith=16

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