Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quilt-a-thon 5:00 Wednesday

Now comes the really nerve-wracking part. Trimming the blocks. I made freezer paper templates that I ironed on to use as a cutting guide. Here is the first one as I peel it away. Freezer paper is such wonderful magical stuff.

This has to be done so slowly and carefully. Some of the blocks are horizontal, some are vertical, and the corners are square. Basically a whole bunch of ways to totally mess it up.

Here's the work in progress with the first two embroidered blocks attached. It's going to be a big quilt.

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Denise said...

looking great! for your embroidered blocks what are they? back stitch on an iron-on pattern? You also remind me of Laura Ingells (Wilder) In the books, just before she is to cut out her wedding dress, what will be her best dress for many years, she hesitates and ultimately her mom takes the scissors and has to cut it out for her. She hesitates because the fabric is so beautiful (and expensive) and she doesn't want to wreck it!

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