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Old 02-26-2020, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Flyboy Jim View Post
Nice looking project. I'm doing a Rob Appell reef scene, with a big shark, that's really busy with small pieces. I did option 3.........with the same feeling as you............I'd never do one again. Seemed like a good idea at the time. We should be down at the local tavern buying each other beers!

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Old 02-27-2020, 03:22 PM
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All ready to go!

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Old 02-27-2020, 06:11 PM
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Wow! That's spectacular!

Have you decided how you will sew it down?
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Old 02-28-2020, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by quiltedsunshine View Post
Wow! That's spectacular!

Have you decided how you will sew it down?
I'm appliqueing it all first, and there isn't really a lot of room for sewing it together, so probably just some outline echo and then a bit of highlights in the leaves / stems.
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Wow this is really beautiful! Don't give up on it - you will have an incredibly interesting piece! Please post your progress as you work on it
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:33 PM
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I also did a Ryan McKenna quilt (actually it is hanging on my wall). Called Home in The Woods. I used mono filament thread and straight stitched around each piece. Your wall hanging is gorgeous and you will be glad you did when you finish it. I would do each piece separately (good advice to iron a lite weight fusible on the back of each piece first). Sew it together, sandwich, FMQ and it will be the work of art you planned it to be. Good luck!
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:21 AM
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Gorgeous progress on your applique project.
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:45 AM
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Thanks all ... It's all done except for the binding and the "extra embroidery" - the bird's beak, etc. As soon as I am done, I will post the grand finale!
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:29 AM
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Different colors of tulle change the colors of the appliqué differently, so do some previewing if you decide to use tulle. It's a lovely appliqué and you've done it beautifully. I find one of the best things about doing some projects and taking some classes is knowing that I don't want to do that again.
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by MarionsQuilts View Post
Here is the center of the wall hanging I am doing ... i still have all four borders to do.

There are over 450 teensy tiny pieces of applique that make up these flowers, leaves and stems. I am not really sure how I'll be able to applique some of these.

I have some ideas - but wanted to know if someone has already tried one of them - or has another idea

1 - use clear thread and do FMQ around the pieces, so the mistakes won't be as visible
2 - buy a piece of tulle? (I don't know if that is the right word) or really fine clear netting and place it over the top and do some FMQ on the pieces, but if I miss some, it's not a big deal?
3 - suck it up and do it all by machine in matching thread and never buy another pattern like this again
I have read about putting water soluble stabilizer over the project and free-motion quilt over the applique. Next put project in water and the stabilizer disappears. I haven't tried it myself. Anyone else try this method?

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