Sunday, September 22, 2019

A bit of the process....

I was in there getting a few more shapes ready to baste and thought I would take a few pics of the process.


I just realized I should have taken a couple more photos, but will make do with these.  The white in the above photo is freezer paper.  The same old freezer paper that has been around for years.  It has a shiny, slick side.  The slick side is placed against the back of the fabric.


Use a hot iron and press the freezer paper to the back of the fabric.  It does not stain it, or do any harm to it.  But it will stick to it till you want it to come out.  (and once it is taken out, it can be used again and again.)


Next I cut the fabric closer to the shape, leaving just enough to fold over the edge of the freezer paper and baste down  like in the photo below.


I have made a heart quilt top using this method.....hopefully when I start to actually applique, I will try to think and take more photos.

I did get a few more freezer paper shapes cut and ironed to the back of fabrics...eleven more in fact.  Still all different fabrics.  And I still haven't used all the ones I have.  (I have been collecting orange fabrics for a LONG time, and I still look for new ones)


I did three more 4-patches, plus the one on top was from the other day.  I am hoping I can continue to do a little bit every day. 
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I am anxiously awaiting a new kindle.  I have this horrible habit of getting different newletters with a list of either free or almost free books.  I find more books than I can read or ever hope to read.  But I get them anyway.  Plus I buy a few along.  As well as there are probably a dozen  or two or more I have the actual book, but purchased them for my kindle, too, because I love them so much.

Anyway, my current Kindle Paperwhite is so full, it will not hold any more...and it just does not want to function.  Their new basic Paperwhite kindle has twice the space mine does, and costs a less than what I paid for mine.  But I went ahead got one with 32GB of space.   It should last me for a life time. And I just checked, and it cost less than the Paperwhite I have now because I am a prime member...

As to the free books, I will try stuff I get free that I would probably never purchase...well, I might pay a dollar or two to try something.  But I got Once Upon A Flock by Lauren Sheuer for free....and check that link out now!  I would never have paid that much on a whim, yet now that I have read it, I feel it would have been worth it.  It was just so fun to read...yet not the funny/haha kind of read.  I wish I could lend it to all of you that read...I think most of you would enjoy it.  If you follow the link, and I hope you do, go down and read the editorial review.

I got The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony for $2  It was one of the best books I have read.  Again, one I would not have paid the asking price, but since reading it have seriously considered getting it for someone as a gift.   If you ever get the chance, read it.

What we wouldn't have given for all these books when I was a kid....

That is it for now...I think I might check a few blogs and/or do a little basting.  Hope you have a good week ahead.


19 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I have never heard of quilting technique. It is brilliant! The books do sound good. I should buy a Kindle.

Bonnie said...

I love all your orange leaves! Isn't freezer paper great! I keep a roll in my sewing room and use it for applique just as you are doing. I have an older Kindle Paperwhite too and love it. Amazon will let you keep your books in their cloud for free and then you can just download the ones you are reading. But it does sound nice to get a new Kindle though! I love hearing about your sewing and quilting. I love making quilts too.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

It is fun watching your quilting process. I usually remove book titles from my kindle, they do stay on my Amazon account. I have many of the free Cozy mysteries and the newer ebook releases I get from my library. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Sandra said...

I started out with my paperwhite getting the free books, for about 3 years, but I read 2 or 3 books a week, as I read them I remove from the kindle. they are stored on Amazon content. have 1131 books on Amazon, and the ones that have been read, they are marked, if I want to read one that is not read or one that I read, I can send it to the kindle to read.. the past 2 years have been mostly library and returned. even the free ones show on the list. I think kindle holds up to 5000 books and I am wondering how many you have on there.
very interesting way of doing the cutouts. my first every seeing this or hearing about freezer paper

Marie Smith said...

The books sound interesting. I will look for them.

Nancy Chan said...

It seems a lot of work in your quilting process. Your workmanship is so neat and so nicely done.

Susan Zarzycki said...

Hi Rose! Sure hope this comment goes through since most of my others haven't. I enjoyed reading about your applique method. I have never been very good at needle turn. I also have a problem with too many books to read. I have read Once Upon A Flock! Great book! I have a Kindle Fire tablet and just love it.

Jeannie said...

Question: Do you leave the freezer paper on when you baste the edges down? If you do, how do you get the paper out if the stitches are going through both the fabric and paper?
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

happyone said...

Great seeing how you make the shape on the paper and then transfer it on to the material.

Henny Penny said...

Hope you will show us more of the quilt you're making using the freezer paper. I've never known how to applique anything! You make me want to start a quilt.

Jeanna said...

I have to admit I wasn't raised to be all that handy, it was my dad who taught me how to sew because he learned in the navy. I have tried my hand at crocheting and my mother made a lot of nice blankets and throws but it never stuck. So why are you ironing the fabric? I do love freezer paper and always thought it was a must have when baking. One of my favorite things is a patchwork quilt some church ladies made my dad, is that what you're making?
I wish I could concentrate enough to read and rarely use my poor Kindle. The most I usually read are the free samples which suits me fine.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'm am interested in your freezer paper technique. I want to see your next step because it looks like you basted the edge of the fabric over the paper and stitched through the paper and the fabric. I tried a version of this technique once but it involved pressing the fabric over the edge of the paper and then removing the paper and hand stitching the applique to the project.

I haven't bought a kindle but I have looked into reading on my tablet. I must admit that I have a lot of books here that I should read first. We go to Ollie's everytime we go to Ft. Wayne and they have the most wonderful book department. I usually look for books for Nic but always find something or three for me too. Do you have an Ollie's down there? I read somewhere that Ollies is going to buy the Toys R Us buildings of the stores that closed and start expanding. I have not heard if they are coming to the Mishawaka location.
xx, Carol

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Rose, thank you for explaining the process. I found it very interesting and being a visual person, I always love the patterns and colors you put together. It will be great to get your new kindle with extra memory. The Elephant Whisperer sounds like a great book.

Hill Top Post said...

Okay, so now I am all set for making my first 4-square. I even have part of a roll of freezer paper. Your work is just so perfect. I am not a big reader, so have never invested in a Kindle. I still turn pages.

Hill Top Post said...

Rose, I just had to come back here for another comment. Even though I am not an avid reader, I always keep a book by my chair since I don't watch much t.v. Right now there's Hannah Hauxwell's "Hannah The Complete Story," which I am enjoying so much. You mentioned liking "Memoirs and autobiographies of people living in the North Country," which so sounds like my kind of reading. (Maybe you might have a favorite or two to share.)

I have been sewing for most of my life and have never made a full-sized quilt. Shame on me! My mother was a seamstress who was a sewing fanatic, creating every kind of garment imaginable... and yes, even quilts! She encouraged me to sew, but working full time as a school teacher, raising a family and helping all I could on our farm, time to sew was hard to come by. Aside from some clothing I made for my daughter and me, I felt a need to create something, so I started making dolls. But down through the years, I always dreamed of making just one special quilt - one with lots of applique, which I love so much. You and your beautiful quilts have, for sure, helped to renew that old desire. Thanks for the inspiration, Rose! And, thanks for the comments!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh yes, I know the feeling & mind set on these books. Golly, I peruse books in the book stores, and online and always say "why didn't we have books like this when we were kids?"

Loving your tutorials on your handi-work.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Can't wait to see the orange quilt - I love paper the freezer paper method - though I've not used it - or made any quilts - for some time now. Thanks for the book suggestions - can't wait to read them. I love my paperwhite Kindle because I can read outdoors - I have one of the original ones and it gets a little crank from time to time - our son works for Amazon Kindle and so he is a big help is setting things straight - he knows all the tricks and little adjustments. I guess I should look into a new one, one of these days. Happy week ahead my dear.

Hill Top Post said...

Rose, "O Rugged Land of Gold" came in the mail today. It's kind of an old smelly book, which is something you don't have to worry about on your Kindle. :~) I am still reading the Hannah Hauxwell book which is actually two books so it is kind of long. Have you read it? We have never actually harvested ginseng but enjoy looking for it in the fall.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Hi Rose! I came over after noticing your comment on Cheryl's blog (Winds of Life). On your recommendation I've ordered both Once Upon A Flock and The Elephant Whisperer from Thriftbooks, for my husband's Christmas stocking. I know he'll love these books and I'll probably read them too. Thanks for mentioning these titles! I'm no seamstress but my late mother-in-law was, and I cover my legs as I sit in my chair to edit photos and write daily, with a hand-pieced throw-sized lightweight quilt that she made. It's an heirloom that I treasure and I'm sure your quilts are too. xoxo ~Jenny the Pirate~