Monday, June 6, 2011

Design Wall Monday - 6/6/11

Design Wall Monday - 6/6/11

Last week - for the UFO Challenge - June - 6/1/11

Judy picked #8 - which translates to my Stage 8 Projects - 

Stage 8.  Cut/Basted for Hawaiian Applique - Wallhangings - etc.
  • Woodland Lei - wallhanging - stone blue on white
  • Iris - wallhanging - white on blue
  • Breadfruit - wallhanging - stone blue on white
  • Hibiscus - wallhanging - red on white
  • Hibiscus - wallhanging - pink on white
  • Hibiscus - wallhanging - red on white

My reaction when I found out the number? 


I just spent most of May dealing with my UFO - Hawaiian Applique - Pillowtops - now this!!

More of the same!!

I repeat - OH CRAP!!

Oh, well - just pick one and get it over with -

OK - eenie - meenie - miney - mo -

I pick the first one -

Woodland Lei - wallhanging - stone blue on white
(a larger version of last month's pillowtop - peach on rust batik)
glue basted for hand applique

Here's another one that I cut out and glue basted - and then set aside to hand applique "later" -
not knowing at the time that "later" it would be difficult to do that much handwork.

So - this will have to be done by machine - or not at all. 

I may just try to applique and quilt this one at the same time.

But first I have to figure out how to keep it from shifting while I do that.  It's only glue basted in spots - not fused - so it will probably shift A LOT.  I could remove the glue with water - but how would I fuse it?  It's already cut -  and has "bridges" to keep the inner and outer rings connected until I get that far.  (The "bridges" are meant to be cut away when I get to them.)

And the design is "designed" to be turned under 1/4 inch all around - to give some clearance between the leaves and the rings - kinda hard to do if I do this by machine.  Of course, I could go around the entire design and cut off the 1/4 inch - yeah, right!!  That's not happening!!

Gonna have to think about this one!

Any ideas?

And why does the Serenity Prayer come to mind right about now?

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change.
The Courage to change the things I can.
And the Wisdom to know the difference.

Maybe I should just let it go - chalk it up to another one of those things that I "usta could" do.

It's certainly not like I don't have anything else to work on. ;)

What do you think?

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


  1. Starch! I mix my own starch from the big jug rather than have all those cans going into the landfill. I use a small paintbrush and the starch 'straight' (without mixing with water :-)), brush it on where you want it, press and voila, it sticks. But of course it would be stiff, don't know how it would affect the applique (I'm very uneducated when it comes to applique!)

  2. After you starch think about using spray baste to stick it down. Then you could stitch around the edges without it moving. Sullivan's in the pink can is my favorite. And it washes out later. Spray lightly, a little goes a long way.

  3. LOL! I think my comment would have been the same as yours! Hope your fingers aren't too chewed up.

  4. Another vote for starch and temporary spray adhesive where the pattern isn't glued on well. I don't know what to tell you about the width of the pattern, except I like it. You could always machine applique with white thread to add to the spacing.


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