Well, I am making good progress on Clingman's Dome. I have used a tiny bit of old hand dyed fabric and it was coarse stuff to begin with so it does NOT want to lie flat. I think the quilting will cover a multitude of sins though. I shall post the photos and walk you through the process.
I hope this is clear and helpful and encouraging . Try it. It is fun! Choose your fabrics carefully and you end up with a pretty realistic representation of your photo. This piece is almost ready to layer and quilt now. I have to finish the weeds and a few little details.
|Auditioning fabrics for the quilt.|
|The top three pieces have been cut from the freezer paper, identified, ironed onto the appropriate fabric, cut out with a healthy seam allowance (about 5/8 "). NB the little registration marks too|
|The batik fabric for the dead trees in the mid foreground|
|The Wonder Under ironed onto a piece of that batik and the pattern pieces marked, numbered and drawn onto the paper backing , ready to be cut apart|
|The quilt top on the light box so I can see where to place the trees. Note the seams . See the clips to make them turn nicely. I can easily see the drawn lines that show me where to put my trees .|
|First tree just testing the look before committing myself|
|The tree cut out and the paper backing removed ready to fuse|
|Back to the light box to be sure|
|Nicely fused in place.|
|The batik strip fused to Wonder Under to be used for the dead grasses in the foreground|
|First few bits of dead grass placed on the quilt top, prior to their being ironed down|