Sunday, January 19, 2014

Catching Up

I made a little bit of progress on my Alaska shop hop blocks...

I sometimes wonder if fusible web applique projects don't take just as long to complete as hand applique! I am experimenting with stitching batting behind the blocks and then trimming it. I won't know if this is a keeper technique until I quilt the finished top...hopefully this summer. 

Here's the back side after I trim away the excess batting. I am very uncomfortable stitching on my longarm through these fusible web areas so that's why I'm trying it this way.

I have all the ornament bases completed on my latest kit...just need to add the little lights on all of them with black cording.

We had a great meal with our friend the other night. He likes lamb and so do we! We ordered a roasted lamb shoulder with potatoes that is meant for two. It easily fed the three of us.

After bringing out the pan, our waitress took it back to the kitchen where the meat was carved and returned to us plated. You can carve it up yourself if you choose.

The piloting world is a small place so we had a great time catching up with our friend, Ron. The last time we saw him, he came to Alaska for some fishing...over ten years ago.  Ron is on the left, Bryan on the right...two old F-16 pilots...they look pretty good!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I bet it is always fun to have someone stop over in Paris for a visit! good looking guys :)
Your blocks will have a trapunto look I would think with the batting behind the fusible that should look interesting

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

I've not had any issues if the fusible web is something like Steam a Seam Lite. Sometimes people have used Heat 'n Bond in the wrong way --the thick stuff and it isn't really appropriate for fusible applique. Then it is tough! Will be fun to see how your trapunto effect looks. Impressive!