I’m not sure if my title is sarcastic or not. I did very little quilting on the Boston quilt this week. Class has been keeping me busy. I will talk about that a bit later in the blog. I took a photo of what I quilted on the large building and noticed that the Roxanne white pencil marks are still visible on the purple Cherrywood building. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I’ve sprayed some water on those marks and used a toothbrush to see if that would take them off. It seems to be working. I’ll know after it dries. The trouble is some of the marks are variations in the fabric and it’s hard to tell which are marks and which are variations. Plus I’m thinking if I can’t get all the marks off the marks will not look that bad given the subject. Plus where I can’t get them off I can enhance with hand stitching. Again Grrrrrrrrrrrr. I will switch back to Clover pencils. I won’t be so lazy and test them before using them even though I’ve never had issues with them.
My class worked hard learning how to work with fusible web and cut out their pieces. Initially when I planned the class I had no idea my students would pick such complicated photos to work with. This coming week we were going to move onto the next step which would be stitching the pieces in place. We have decided to spend another week working on their compositions. I think it will be a good idea. Sometimes you have to change your plans. I will demo how to stitch the pieces down and they will have to do that at home.
My students are hard workers. They are really enthusiastic. They are a great class. I’m very lucky.
I’ve created a window to work on to demonstrate all the techniques. I have the windows done and I’m working on picking a background fabric. The backgrounds are all similar. There’s a slight difference in value. They go from darkest to lightest. I will need to decide before Tuesday. The easy compromise would be to use the medium value one.
My youngest sister had a birthday in September and I sent her one of the Pittsburgh pieces. I sent the one with the streetcar. She was shocked and thrilled.
Linking to Nina-Marie. https://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/
Thanks for reading. By the way all 4 of the stray kittens we found have been adopted! That’s great news.