Do you like to see pictures of projects in process? I came across a blog recently that brought up the topic of blogging about the process of quilting as opposed to just posting pictures of the finished product.
I think I'm somewhere in the middle. Occasionally I'm intrigued when a blogger shares how a project came about from beginning to end...but sometimes I enjoy seeing just the finished product. I especially like seeing process pictures if it includes a technique or a product that is new to me.
I think I blog about the same way...sometimes I share a few pictures of the process along the way, but most times I just take a picture of the finished product and blog about it after it's done.
Which do you prefer?
Today, you are getting some "in process" pictures. :)
I recently joined a new BOM program for Buttermilk Basin's wool candle mats. (I guess it's not really a BOM, but a CMOM..candle mat of the month :-P ) I'm receiving my kits from Primitive Gatherings...no association, just a happy customer.
The first month received was for June. Here is a picture of the pattern cover...isn't it cute!
In the kit each month, I receive the pattern and all the wool for the mat. The wool is just scrumptious!! My favorite way to cut out the pieces is to trace them onto freezer paper and lightly iron the pieces to the wool. Don't iron too long or it sticks a bit too much to the wool and pulls some of the fibers out.
Now I have all my little units cut out...I pull the freezer paper off and throw them away. Sometimes I might reuse the paper pieces, but I actually find it easier to cut the wool when I have a line on the freezer paper to cut on instead of cutting around an old template.
Of course I have to lay everything out to see how it looks!
But I actually stitch in layers...from the bottom up. So in this case I did the strawberries first, and then the green pieces, and last the flowers. My BFF, Robin, recently shared this little tip...using 505 Temporary Adhesive spray to hold the wool pieces in place while you stitch. It works great! Sometimes I'll also hand baste the pieces in place.
Time for stitchin'!