I finally finished the hand applique piece for Laurie's quilt! I wiped the cobwebs off the stack of already made log cabin blocks that have been waiting patiently and got to pin everything up on my design wall. Now I need to sew them all together. Yippee!!
I'm liking it! This quilt started as Chelsea Cottage from the book, "You're Invited: Quilts and Homes That Inspire" by Blackbird Designs. I decided to change things a wee bit (hey...it's me...). I wanted larger log cabin blocks, so I added an additional "round" of logs. All this meant that I had to re-draft the applique block because the block size changed from 16 x 24 inches to 20 x 30 inches. I changed the proportions of the cottage and re-worked the vine and flowers.
Well, I didn't check the quality of the pictures before rushing on and finishing the block...tsk, tsk, tsk...haste makes waste. Some were blurry. I would have gone back and made some more pictures, but I had rushed on and whipped up the block.
After coming up with my "curve," I move it to freezer paper and trace one side of it. Then I go back and draw a second line to make it as thick or thin as I'd like. Because I iron my freezer paper pattern to the right side of the fabric, I don't have to worry about reversing the curve.