Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Friday, 8 May 2015
What did we do before fusible webbing?
Back before I knew anything about quilting, I decided that I would make a design on one of the Disney characters I had always loved. I was very young, probably about nineteen or twenty.
I didn’t know about fusible webbing like steam a seam or vliesofix. I didn’t now about much really. But I figured ‘this can’t be too hard’.
And it was SUPER hard. I can’t believe I finished it. I appliqued it all with pins and a good bit of cursing onto calico, with no sticking products at all, then I stitched it on with machine applique (which again, I had no idea how to do) but I think perhaps I was young and naive, and didn’t know how much easier it would have been with the right product. And it just worked out.
It sat for so long as a cut out finished tiger, with no background. I didn’t have a clue how to finish it off, but then the water colour quilt came into vogue and I thought ‘hmmm, that might do’. So about fifteen years after I finished the tiger portion I finished the background section and now he is done.
Well, he’s a flimsy. But that’s done enough.
What do you think? Yes, I’m well aware I broke about 397 copyright rules, but I figure I’m not selling it for money – I can’t see how Disney would have any sort of issues. But don’t tell them, just in case.
Hope your day is a good one!