Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Progress


Two borders done on my machine appliqué piece. It seems like ages since I have played with this one. Two borders to go.... do I go for another border after this one? I think I shall wait and see if it needs it.


And all this first block needs now is the borders I bought some more of the chintz from L'abre de Vie in France. They have the glazed version which is 60" wide. The print is very slightly larger. I washed the glazed chintz once and it still felt a little waxy from the glaze. I washed it again and it still feels a little waxy but less so. It is a pig to get the needle through as it is so tightly woven but on the upside, it doesn't fray.

11 comments:

Living to work - working to live said...

This looks so lovely.

Ewenique said...

I agree, the applique is lovely! Thanks for sharing your progress.

Patricia Cummings said...

This looks amazing, Sally! I would never have the patience to try to machine appliqué! I give you a lot of credit. Beautiful work! Thanks for posting.

Glenda said...

Hi Sally so lovely to see your link here this morning, your quilts are beautiful. Stunning colours and fabrics. I'm looking forward to seeing both after you quilt them. Some times my silk fabrics are also very tightly woven and then hand painted so it's like pushing the needle through canvas even though the fabric is so thin. Hope you have not been effected by the floods and are safe and dry. Take care Glenda

Esther Aliu said...

Stunning Sally! I really love the look of both of these

Ann Brooks said...

So lovely! I really like the way you used the fabrics and look forward to more. Thanks.

Lynn said...

Wow - it is going to be one beautiful quilt. Good job!

Corina said...

Lovely applique work!

Caroline B said...

Wow!

Anne Marieke said...

Wonderful work. I think I prefer seeing you choose your own fabrics and doing your own design, but you Mountmellick is beautifully stitched.

Looking forward to seeing your progress on both :)

Can we have a picture of your sewing room. Since that remark you wrote on FB about it being on the ground floor, I am intruiged ;)

A Nudge said...

Both of your applique projects are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. I learn a lot reading your posts.