As most of you know, my sister is NOT a quilter. She was here last week to help clean out my Dad’s house. While she was here, I needed something quilty to work on. I decided to start drawing out the snowman wall hangings onto my fusible. I figured that was something I could do while we did a marathon “Game of Thrones” session.
I drew up my June, July, and August pieces. I have finished the fusing for the June wall hanging. Today, I’m working on sewing around each of the pieces. Hopefully, I can finish that and move on to the quilting before too long.
Here is what is under my machine today.
I have been using Misty Fuse for my latest art quilt. For this wall hanging, I went back to use Heat & Bond Featherlite. I am REALLY regretting I did that. Misty Fuse can be heated (ironed over) multiple times, and it doesn’t lose its sticking power. Heat & Bond (and MANY/most of the other fusibles on the market) will lose its “sticky” if it is heated too often. I put the motifs for this wall hanging together on a “Goddess Sheet,” and then fuse it to the background fabrics. Just doing that has limited the “staying power” of the Heat & Bond. Many of the pieces are coming lose, and I have lost a couple of the really small pieces altogether. I already have July and August drawn out onto the Heat & Bond, but I may rethink that.