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Saturday, March 12, 2011

late, and photo intensive rule #4.

So, I am late, but I have had a CRAZY past two weeks, and have had the HARDEST time coming up with something for this rule!  I finally decided to go with something a little more symbolistic for this one.





I built my dream home!  A log cabin filled with love, in the woods.  I was originally going to make the whole unit log cabin blocks, but I must have been doing it wrong, cause I had a difficult time making those as far as they are.  So I stopped there and just added background fabric.  The positive negative is kinda hard to see, but with those hearts, I applique'd them on with the opposite color, so I did the brown with a light blue, and the blue with a brown colored thread.

As far as the applique technique, I actually used my own, where you use a tear away stabilizer.  First you sew the fabric to the tear away stabilizer, leaving a quarter inch seam.
Then you cut a hole or slit in the stabilizer,
And then flip it inside out, iron it, and tear away the stabilizer, and you have a perfectly turned edge! 



And here is the whole thing so far...
the picture won't flip for me, sorry about that.  But the block is finally done and up!

5 comments:

Betty C said...

Your project is coming along nicely. It was worth the struggle. Now you are all caught up and have plenty of time before the next deadline.
Keep up the good work.

Marie said...

Great idea--the log cabins in the woods. I like your way of doing applique, and it looks great on the quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the next rule on your forest. Whatever you do, I'm sure it will be fun and creative because you are fun and creative.

Ann T. said...

Good work kiddo. You are doing a great job! Love your idea and your tutorial on how you turn your work for applique. I have used that technique before, only using light weight iron-on interfacing. You will do well with rule #5.

annmarie said...

I'm amazed. Your cabin is so creative. And your quilt is looking great.

Pam in Texas said...

You have really done well so far. Your colors and blocks go together very nicely. Great job.