Work in Progress-Hand Dyed Apples

Quilted Apples, Art Quilts

Today is Work in Progress Wednesday and I am reviving an old project.  This project was derived from an art book study in value.

 (NOTE--In order to keep a smooth stitched line, do not stop in the middle of this "sweep".  If you need to adjust your quilt, wait until you are at the top of the sweep and before you are ready to change directions.)

They say, “Value does all the work and color gets all the credit.”

 (NOTE--In order to keep a smooth stitched line, do not stop in the middle of this "sweep".  If you need to adjust your quilt, wait until you are at the top of the sweep and before you are ready to change directions.)

 

It was a perfect project for my hand dyed fabrics. The reason I abandoned the project was that I fused the pieces with regular Wonder Under.  Because there are so many layers in some areas, the squares are as stiff as cardboard and resistant to free motion quilting.

 (NOTE--In order to keep a smooth stitched line, do not stop in the middle of this "sweep".  If you need to adjust your quilt, wait until you are at the top of the sweep and before you are ready to change directions.)

 

I still have the pattern I designed, so I’d like to try this again.  Should I fuse it again with a light weight fusible? Should  I appliqué it-by hand or by machine?  What will I do with it once it’s finished?  These are the design decisions that went unanswered before and landed this project in a bin in the basement.  Can I resuscitate it this time?  What would YOU do?

Maybe I’ll just go make a pie…

Lori