I learned that Sheri uses starch on her fabrics when paper piecing. I had to leave the first session early (the session was the day after my roof was damaged in a rain/wind storm), so I didn't hear that she only uses starch if the paper piecing is then used for something else such as applique. But I have done a few small paper pieced projects since then and have found that the starched fabric made it easier. So win for me.
I had to move into a temporary apartment while repairs are being done to my house, so I only had limited sewing tools with me. I had to use the blunt scissors from my first aid kit to cut out the paper pieced templates. Out came my inner Girl Guide -- use your resources wisely. LOL
I turned my piece into a 20-inch pillow. This is a rainy/foggy view from the balcony of my temporary apartment.
These are the paper pieced knots before they were appliqued onto the background fabric -- Kona Storm.
I attempted to FMQ on my Singer Featherweight. I had some trouble, so I had to sneak back into my house to finish the FMQ on my domestic Singer.
I have always hated hand work, but over the years, I have learned and embraced EPP, hand piecing, big stitch hand quilting (my favourite), and now applique. I used Wonderfil InvisaFil 100wt. Can you tell that I used brown thread? InvisaFil is so fine, it just melts into the fabric.
I am looking forward to my next applique project.
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