Friday, January 25, 2008
Well I did break down, but only a little. . . . .
Does that count if my stash acquisition is a small one? I have 3 baby quilts waiting in the "wings", so this seemed a wonderful way to complete one of them. Yes?
I have thought that I will make Baltimore Blues from Sindy Rodenmayer, at www.fatcatpatterns.com. So being very much at the beginning, I trying to decide if I should hand applique or machine applique? And if machine, raw edge or using steam-a-seam? Thus I made samples of each of these to try to get a feeling. This is also perhaps not the best fabric to use, but the color and pattern seemed to work really well. So - what do you think? I'll tell you what I think, after the photos.
You have to ignore the rumpled background square, as that didn't stay smooth, but the idea was still, did I like raw edge applique for this setting? The steam-a-seam heart seems to be the very nicest. The however part of that is that it is definitely heavier, even using very light weight interfacing. And then there will be 2 more appliques on top of this one. Oh, it is a puzzlement. I think I'm leaning toward the steam-a-seam as it will be a wall hanging and the weight won't matter too much.