I must admit that I thought I had really taken on something I was not truly prepared to mange when I started this project. These blocks finish at 6 inches, so the pieces are TINY. I have been very surprised at how easily I have managed them.Now thread has been an issue for me. I am a thread hoarder, I have lots of thread. Everything from 12wt, 28wt, cotton, poly, and rayon in various weights as well. I decided to use rayon 40wt thread on this project.
So I spent an hour or so taking each fabric pieces, selected matching thread that worked with them and bagged them up. I think I have a plan going forward now. So two done and ten more to go.
I have been working on this Wisteria Lane project for years. I finished fusing on the appliqués at last. Now I have to figure out what sort of batting to put behind it. I do have a stablilizer applied to it so I only need something light weight. Then all this blooms, leave and stems need to be quilted on. Now that is going to take some time.
Yes, I have a thread problem too. LOL Love your applique blocks, they are a beauty!ReplyDelete
Good job corralling that thread stash! Wisteria Lane is lovely; a joy to stitch up closely with I'm sure. Artwork like yours needs to be given all the time it requires; thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Threads can be a problem ;)) I love your Wisteria Lane top, such a beautiful project. Well done with your tiny appliquéd pieces too!ReplyDelete
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Wow, both projects are amazing. Thanks for sharing the photos.ReplyDelete
That is a lot of thread! You'll be glad you took the time at the beginning to get those kitted up and ready to go. Your Wisteria project is gorgeous! Happy stitching this week.ReplyDelete
I think you need some more thread.ReplyDelete
Love that vivid red. Wow, that's beautiful.
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So nice to see Wisteria Lane all put together! This will make a nice finish. Love those tiny Camden Station blocks. So pretty! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Six inches??? Wowzer! I bet they are so darn cute in person!ReplyDelete
I like either Quilter's Dream Poly or 80/20 for a wall hanging. Both will hang nice and flat and not sag over time. I love your Wisteria Lane!! And I can totally relate to having SO MUCH THREAD and still needing to buy more to get the exact weight/color/sheen for a project! I love how you've organized your threads and fabrics together so you can just SEW!ReplyDelete
Hey that is a great idea for thread organization. I guess I didn't realize those Camden Station blocks are so small - they sure are pretty. And Wisteria Lane looks gorgeous.ReplyDelete
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Your applique projects are so pretty. I love the look of applique, and do it myself too, but I'm always very critical of my applique skills.ReplyDelete
Wisteria Lane is beautiful. It doesn't really matter about how long you have been working on it, good things take time! And of course you have been doing heaps of projects in between times.ReplyDelete
Your Camden Station blocks are looking great, even if they are small! I love the Wisteria Lane wall-hanging, too - such pretty flowers on the red and black background.ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee, your projects are lovely! I also have had to start managing the threads for my projects better. They are ok when they are put away but once I need them for a project, I sure don't want to put them back or I'll never know what I used. I bought these small tubs that are perfect for a few threads and bobbin. I mostly use these for projects that I've started FMQ. I used to think that people who had so many threads were silly but now I've joined the club....just goes to prove that judging others will come back to bite you :-) Thanks so much for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. I'm looking forward to seeing your FMQ! Take care.ReplyDelete
Pretty Little blocks!ReplyDelete
and wow!! Wisteria lane is amazing!
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