Monday, April 28, 2014

A pressing weekend

Happy Monday morning!  Hope everyone had a beautiful weekend.  It was sunny and just down right gorgeous all weekend.  I finally managed to get outside yesterday long enough to mow the grass and plant some annual flower seeds.  Then it was back to the studio for tons of pressing.  All that's left is a few more scalloped swags.  By making the bigger applique pieces last it seems to trick my mind into a faster finish line.  Do you have a method to your quilty madness?
 The scalloped swag just tickles me pink!  So cute.  All the applique except for the swags were made from the scraps of the Glorified nine patches.  I'm using washable school glue to hold the pieces together before adding to the quilt.  Here's a great tutorial for pre assembly applique.  
In the tutorial Erin is using Roxanne's basting glue.  I used this until the bottle was empty and then added washable school glue to the bottle.  Works great and it's cheaper!
Today I'm linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.  This is one of my favorite places to go for quilt inspirations.  And Judy is quite the blogger, posting three or four times a day about everything from quilting to farm animals.  Her canning and dehydrating posts are some of my favorites also.  So hop on over and take a walk around I promise you won't be let down.   She also has tons of FREE patterns!

~ Lea Anne ~

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  1. Looking forward to seeing what you do with those scalloped swags. They look beautiful. The winds blew hard this weekend (over 50mph!) so I stayed inside. The local outdoor quilt show was even cancelled because of the strong winds. That's the first time I can recall it ever being cancelled.

  2. When I first saw your photo, I thought you were going to applique a big birthday cake! :) Your swags are going to be beautiful. And such precision in your preparation makes the sewing easy and fun! Looking forward to seeing what you are creating with these pieces.

  3. Wow! That is going to be an amazing quilt! I predict a big winner when you enter it in any quilt show! I love it! BTW, how do you get the Roxanne glue bottle points not to stop up? I've tried everything and they are just useless! I'd much rather use Elmer's. Another inspiring quilt! Thanks for sharing! XO

  4. those swags are super sweet, can't wait to see what becomes of them! I've used washable elmer's glue as well, it must be starch based.

  5. What neat swags and thanks for the tip on the glue! Did you use a AccuQuilt die for the swags? Thanks for sharing.
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  6. Lea Anne -- the swags and flowers are just darling - can't wait to see what you're up to.

  7. That's a lot of cutting and assembly! The swags and flowers look great.

  8. Your swag pieces are beautifully done!


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