I hope you have been making progress with your Josephine’s Garden quilt. I had a few questions recently and thought I’d answer them using my friend, Pat Sherman’s quilt as a sample. Pat is just finishing up the embroidery.
After appliqueing the center down, you do draw 2 pencil lines, as shown on page 5. You will leave the background WHOLE until the entire quilt is finished and QUILTED. (The extra along the sides will give you something to hold onto as you quilt.
You can see the white lines on Pat’s quilt. The first is where she lined up her embroidery template, the second where the border pieces will be appliqued later.
After the embroidery is done, you are ready to cut your wool flowers. I just trace my flowers from page 6 onto the back side of a fusible web. (I use Heat N’ Bond Feather Lite.) Don’t bother to cut them out, just press them onto the back side of your wool. (Wool rarely has a definite front and back.)
Now just take the paper off and place the flowers, leaves, and bees where you would like them to be placed on your embroidered line. Use a tip I learned from my sister, Gayle, to keep them in place… Use a dab of glue stick on the back until you get to your ironing board.
Press them in place using a pressing sheet on top. Now you are ready to use the buttonhole stitch to secure them into place. Now wasn’t that easy?
You can still order your Josephine’s Garden.
Until next time,