After finally selecting my fabrics for the Feathered Tulip quilt I started prepping the blocks to stitch.
Once again I used the freezer paper and starch method because I planned to stitch this one by machine.
The pieces are quite large and since I already have two applique’ quilts I am stitching by hand I thought I might get this one finished before I pass if it was done by machine.
Well, after stitching a few pieces on the machine I quickly decided machine applique’ was not the look I wanted for this quilt. So back to hand stitching.
I enjoy using the starch and glue method for prepping my applique because it makes the blocks so easy to take with you and stitch when you have a few minutes of free time. It does take longer to prep the blocks but once that’s finished the stitching goes quickly and all the pieces stay right where you put them. Some consider this cheating (not me) and I don’t use this method for all my applique’ work just the quilts with large pieces.
Since the edges of these setting triangles will be on the bias I decided to leave them all together until the stitching was completed. I finished all the stitching last night but will not cut them apart until I assemble the quilt center.
The original quilt has just three borders but I plan on making 4 borders for my quilt and they still need to be prepped.
This is a lovely pattern from Dawn at Collector with a Needle. She and her daughter do a wonderful job recreating patterns from antique’ quilts.