I am moving right along with these babies! I got three more Hot Chocolate blocks assembled today. I know the embroidery stitching part is going to still need a significant amount of time to accomplish, but I'm happy to be making progress on this OLD UFO. (click on the pictures for a larger view!)
|Block 8 -- I just realized these guys don't have Hot Chocolate mugs like all the other snowmen.|
|Block 9 -- this one has a gazillion pieces!|
I thought I might share how I do my fusible applique...just like always, there is no right or wrong way (well, usually) to do things, we all have our preferences, right?
I use Heat 'n Bond Lite...it still adds some thickness to the fabric, especially when there is many overlapping layers, like this project has. I know there are lots of different fusibles out there, but this is my favorite.
I trace all the shapes with a mechanical pencil on to the fusible....
To reduce some of the thickness/stiffness from the fusible, I cut out the inside of the piece to about 1/4" from the traced line. Pieces smaller than about 1/2" stay as a solid piece.
To save paper, I'll trace the smaller pieces inside the larger ones...I'm cutting out the center anyway. I also label my traced pieces and note the color of fabric. It sure helps when a pattern has lots and lots of shapes to trace, like this project does!
Tomorrow the next Easy Street mystery clue is released. I might have to put my snowmen aside for awhile so I can work on it!