Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Layout , Marj's block

 
I traced the things that I wanted to use from the book and decided where to put them. Next I will have to cut out all the little pieces.

5 comments:

Kaaren said...

Those are my exact plans, Marg.

I'm going to plan my layout, cut the appropriate wool pieces then decide what design is to go on which piece.

I am then going to cut out and applique each piece BEFORE constructing the actual block.

When it comes time to assemble all the appliqued pieces in a block, that is when I will use the muslin as a stabilizer and affix all the individual pieces to the muslin in the same way you would piece together a traditional crazy quilt.

When doing the applique, I am going to allow for a 1/4" seam allowence because it is my intention to machine stitch the pieces together. Should a design overlap onto another background piece, I will applique it on after the background pieces have been sewn together. Then I will do the decorative stitching around the individual pieces.

I think by doing it this way I might be able to eliminate the need for batting. I haven't decided what I'm going to use for a backing but my initial thought is flannel or brushed homespun.

By adding embellishments such as buttons, charms, beads and other doo-dads in "strategic" places, that is how I will affix the backing to the top of the quilt by stitching through all of the layers...similar to tieing a quilt.

Clear as mud, huh?

Those are my plans but we all know the story about "the best laid plans...".

Evonne said...

I got my book on Saturday, and had a ball looking through it! I love it and I'm sure it will be fun to do. I haven't gotten to start yet,as now I am out of town at my daughter's house with a sick grandson. 18months and he has pneumonia! so scary. Anyway, when I do start I like you idea of doing the appliques first,then stitching the pieces together. I have arthritis at the base of my thumbs,so it will be hard to bunch up a lot and hold onto it! Can't wait to get started, but want my sweet boy to be all well before I leave him! Have a great day!

Lori said...

What a great idea Marj! I am having fun determining where the applique should go. I can't wait to see more!!

Kelli said...

I think that is a wonderful idea - I'm still waiting on my book but seeing all the work and ideas here are just wonderful - I can't wait to get started! Thanks for sharing!

crystal said...

Hello Ladies,
I have my book and wool finally. Started by planning my layout and trying to decide what designs I will put on my block. Kaaren I am going to follow your lead. I think it will be easier to applique each piece before constructing the actual block. So great to see what everyone else is doing since I can't go to any classes. Thanks for all the tips.