Today I worked on three different projects, although I spent the bulk of my time fusing the applique pieces for the Acoustic Montage wallhanging.
First, I finished up the 2nd stitchery called "Smell the Roses" for Block B of the Gardener's Journal quilt.
Along with the lawn mower, these are the two stitcheries in Block B. I still need to do the piecing for both Block A and Block B, but I'll do that in good time. I have a long way to go on this quilt, so there is no rush.
When this one is finished, I'll be ready to start putting the pieces of the quilt together.
Then I turned my attention to the fusible applique for the Acoustic Montage wallhanging I'm making for my son. These were some of the largest applique pieces I've ever worked with, and I went through a lot of Heat 'N Bond making them. I cut the centers out of the fusing medium on the large guitar pieces to maintain the drape of the quilt.
I didn't have enough of the blue background fabric (at the top) to make the whole foundation piece, and so I pieced it with some white muslin. I'm not very happy with the way that white muslin shows through the yellow guitar at the bottom right. Still, I'm planning to quilt this heavily, and I think it will be less noticeable when the quilting is done. Also, I'm going to use a metallic thread to quilt the guitar strings, and I believe those will distract from the muslin too.
The yellow guitar in the upper left corner also has guitar strings, as does the aqua guitar on the mid-left. The black circle on the aqua guitar is the sound hole, and so there will be strings quilted across that area from the edge of the quilt to the red guitar.
The bright green guitar on the top right also has guitar strings. The aqua oval shape is supposed to be the guitar's bridge, and so there will be guitar strings quilted diagonally and down toward the left side. (I hope that makes sense.)
I still need to do the top-stitching on all of the pieces. I'm kind of leaning toward a zigzag stitch close to the edge or else a straight stitch right at the edge. For now, I'm going to do something else. I end up standing the entire time when I'm doing applique, and it's time to get off my feet for a while.
This is my third NewFO for the month of January. Did you do any sewing today? Are you ready to link-up with your new projects next week?
I'm linking this post to: