Sunday, February 7, 2010

Wool progress, Stitchery transfer paper review and insanity

I was able to square up and sew together all the wool blocks I had made. Now I have to make a zillion triangles for the first border.
Below is the stitchery I posted about last week. I used a new transfer paper that I bought from Treasured Threads. You use your printer to print the design on the transfer paper. Then you remove the backing of the paper and stick the design to the front of your fabric. It looks and feels like a lightweight stabilizer. It sewed like a dream, no issues at all. This morning I placed the finished design in a basin of cold water for 10 minutes. The paper completely washes away, leaving zero residue on the fabric. I was worried that the ink would stay on the fabric or run but I had nothing like that happened. I am sold! I will definitely buy more of this when I run out.
Block 2 of Polka-Dot Girls is now complete!
What is a week without an Insane block. Here is an Insane-ish block. This will be one I use to replace one of the blocks with a zillion pieces. The one on the left has red on the corners because I ran out of the light fabric. Oops. LOL!

19 comments:

CJ said...

More stunning applique! I can't even fathom (without cringing in pain) the hours of work that went into those blocks! Beautiful!

Colleen said...

Your wool applique is beautiful on the light background. Is your background wool? What an amazing project!!!
Colleen

Anne said...

Wow, wow, wow. The wool applique is absolutely stunning! Great job.

Fiesta said...

Yvette your projects are wonderful. What will you be designing with the stitchery?

Crispy said...

WOW Yvette your wooly project is just beautiful!! I can hardly wait to see what the borders will look like :0)

Thanks for the review on the transfer paper. The stitchery is soooo cute.

I like how the blocks look so different just because of the brighter red in the corners.

Crispy

ranette said...

Just gorgeous....really, really beautiful wool quilt. I'm excited to see the borders.

I'm going to look for the transfer paper and you know how I feel about the red and white blocks. BTW finished my quilt last night!

Cindy said...

OOH LA LA - Yvette is back on the market..........LOL....sewing market...LOL

All I can say is WOW - your wool project is just WOW. Are the pieces handstitched down? I cannot remember.

Your stitchery is just too darling - fun - and cute. How many of these will there be?

Carrie P. said...

Yvette, you should be very proud of your wool quilt even though it is not finished yet, it is fabulous. Congratulations!
I have not seen the transfer paper before. Pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your wool blocks! They are so beautiful! I think this is going to be my favorite quilt thus far! Ofcourse, they are all so beautiful! I cannot believe all the rain you are getting! You must have your quota for a couple of years now!

Mimi

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh wow!! That goes for the wool applique and the super cute embroidery! Oh yes your Crazy Insane too. You have the most challenging (and beautiful) projects going all the time!

Karen said...

Love the Polka-Dot girls and that is one beautiful wool applique!!

Connie said...

WOW BEAUTIFUL! lots of work when on this ,I know your glad that you have just about to finish this project. HAPPY SEWING!

Karene said...

OMG !! The wool blocks are INCREDIBLE !!! I think I may faint !

Karen said...

Your wool applique quilt is gorgeous! Very well done.

Joy said...

Oh my. I thought you were done updating us after the last entry but then you pop up with another GORGEOUS appliqued top.... Awesome. I just sat and gazed at it for a while. Are the background blocks (the white) also wool? It is just so pretty!

I'm glad the new transfer paper worked! Sounds like a really neat tool to have! Your Polka-Dot girls make me smile!

And how you found time, during all this, for an insane block(s) is beyond me. Well done!

Quilt Hollow said...

That wool applique is to die for! It's gorgeous!!

Robin said...

Wow! The wool applique quilt is something to behold... just gorgeous!!! That transfer paper sounds pretty cool too. I also love your little NI "oops"-- it looks great! :)

cdnj said...

I really love the one with the red squares. (I think even more than the one that went as planned. Funny how that happens sometimes.

LissC said...

The polka dot girls is very sweet.