I was planning on using the wax paper method to copy this onto and then stack them (I would need 2o patterns for 20 squares) and sew through the stack of wax paper with no thread to "copy" onto each template and then just follow the holes to quilt each square. Sounds like a great plan, BUT I recently took a machine quilting class at The Charlton Sewing Center and the intructor, Holice Turnbow, mentioned that he heard that the wax paper gets stuck in the threads and it's a real bear to get it out. Imagine pulling teeny, tiny threads out of 20 squares!!! UGH. Thanks for saving me a HUGE headache Holice!! He's my new hero. He gave me a quilter's pencil to try. He said to simply trace my stencil and that it will come right out when I wash the quilt. I'll report back to let you know how it worked.
I'm so pleased with how the top came out. I was concerned that the squares would not lay flat at the corners. There are some minor flaws. No big stand outs though. PHEW! Anyway, I'm of the firm belief that each quilt should have some flaws because after all life isn't perfect now is it?
And phase 2 will be using this lovely stencil that I found at a local quilt shop in New Hampshire whose name is escaping me right at the moment. I can't wait to see how this will look......so excited..........and terrified!! This is my project for this coming week-end. I'm determined to get all 20 squares done so I can get this treasure bound and ready for gifting. (Huge smile on my face right now just thinking about it).
For some free motion quilting fun:
Hop on over to Leah Day's blog 365 Days of Freemotion Quilting for TONS of amazing ideas on free motion quilting filler design ideas to try. She has a mini video for each design she creates. I'm totally addicted to her site!!
Today's blessing: I'm thankful for all of you out there in blogland! It's an awesome outlet for me and I've been meeting some really nice fellow crafters and quilters.