Tracing, Tracing and more Tracing
It’s amazing how much time one will spend on a project that is close to your heart. HOURS whiz by – dear hubby has long since gone to bed. Here I am tracing, re-drawing a little, tracing over those lines with a dark marker so I can see through the backside of the fabric. Yes, it’s late. Some of the tracing was done during the day, when I can use the window. Oh, I know there are those great light boxes – but my windows are bigger.
After making the backwards copy of the outlines, I trace the backwards copy of the individual pieces that will be appliquéd, adding room for “under” lap onto the paper side of the fusible web.
|back of Wonder Under|
These pieces are numbered so that they can be placed properly on the background fabric, with the “behind” pieces going down first (not pressed yet), and the foreground pieces on top, with a bit of overlapping the under pieces so no space shows between sections of the kite.
|ensure stick down|
You must be sure the fused pattern piece are entirely fused to the fabric. The fabric is easier to cut with the larger-than-needed fused paper left on outside the lines.
The backing paper is left on so I can remember what piece is what.
|Magic on one of my oqn quilts|
Oh – and if little Magic decides to help scatter the pieces, I have a chance of putting them back correctly.
|using large scissors|
You are then ready to cut out the pieces.
In order to place the pieces onto the background as per the pattern – more tracing is needed!
Coming next is the final edition of the work in progess from Lezley and just in time to get it to the Vice President by the deadline of Mar. 31, 2015.