|I really need to name this quilt!|
Work is continuing on my Mary Poppins quilt - it's on my floor being blocked now. I thought I'd show you a couple of things today. First, how I use Liquid Stitch or Liquid Thread, and second how I added the tulle bow ties blocks in the sky. (And third a tiny bit about using Glad Press n Seal for quilt patterns.)
|Tulle blocks arranged and pinned in place|
In my last blog I explained how I planned to enter this quilt into the National Museum's New Quilts from Old Favorites contest. This year the old fave was the bow tie block. Also in last blog was a picture of the pattern I made for this quilt - in case you want to go back and see it from the very beginning on my graph paper.
|A close up of the skyline, just for fun|
Once the quilt top was pieced I added the tulle. It's pretty simple to do - just stitch it down.
|Free motion stitch down the edges of the tulle - I used monofilament thread.|
|To make the triangle portions, I just made little paper patterns and stitched around them.|
|Adding song lyrics|
(Sorry the pic is kind of washed out looking!)
Once I got the letters on, I stitched them down using white thread.
Now - on to using Liquid Stitch.
|From the front of your quilt now, there are no seams to interfere with your applique and it will be nice and smooth. Back to Mary.|
|Mary's flying away now!|
So... on to the next thing. I wanted to quilt something special inside each wheel - something that relates to the song. I'll show you how I added a medicine bottle and a spoon for the A Spoonful of Sugar wheel...
|The sticky side of the Press/Seal works great. I used an ultra fine point Sharpie to draw out my design on the non sticky side. Then I stitched out my pattern using a variegated blue thread.|
Now that I look at it, my swirly parts of the design are a little weird. Oh well. The problem with the Press/Seal is that it is tricky to tear it away when it's under your stitches. Then you have darkish looking bits of it which makes your thread look a bit dirty. Next time I'll find a better way to mark the Press/Seal so if I can't get it all off it won't be a problem. Live and learn!
|It really does help the medicine go down - looking for those sweet times in the midst of hard times is a great life lesson. (I'm preaching to myself, too!)|
|Here are a couple of my wheels - remember this song? They were having a tea party on the ceiling, hence the tea pot.|
|A kite - with a nice tail.|
|Quilting is done! Whew!|