Wednesday, August 05, 2015

WIP Wednesday - Enough with the Peels already!

I know, I know. Didn't I talk about these blasted things last week?
 
But now they're done! 
Picking up where I left off, I got the individual peels positioned and glued on the backgrounds, using the template as a placement guide. I'm still not sure about the Fineline glue applicator. I need the strength of a pro wrestler to get a line of glue out. But on the positive side, I didn't have glue soaking through the fabric and getting on my iron or ironing board like I have in the past!
Once it was heat set with the iron, I peeled away the freezer paper...
 And voilà! All glued down and ready to stitch.
I kept it simple with these ones and did a straight stitch very close to the edge of the peel. I love the way the scrappy background peels out in the middle of the circle!
 Especially this red one with those Domino Dots!

Orange you glad I've finished these? I know I am! ☺ At the risk of whinging a little here, I'm about done with building my skills in the appliqué department. I'd like something else now please. Next up, EPP Hexie Flowers! The lesson should be live any day now. If these blocks tempt you (in spite of my whinging!), it's not too late to get in on the Technicolor Galaxy madness. Just click the button on my sidebar to find out more.

I'm linking up today with Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts, as well as WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced. Pop on over and see what some other quilt bloggers are up to this week!

J

16 comments:

  1. Well, well, well Jenn! Your orange peels are among my favorites! You really nailed it with the pieced low volume back ground! I'm imagining your fine tip glue arm looking somewhat like Popeye's arm after he chugs the spinach! I'm totally on the fence about all this gluing! Great skill to learn, but not sure it will become a regular thing in my quilting!

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  2. I don't blame you for being over the applique; it looks beautiful but I'd be ready to move on, too!

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  3. They are so pretty! I can't wait to see the finish.

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  4. I ran across this pattern right after it came out, but I feared the technical side of it. I haven't worked much with applique or things like diamonds, but I know I need to step up to the plate and learn. Would this be a good one to go slow with and try?

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  5. Well, I think you nailed those peels. And I love how good they look against that scrappy background. Can't wait to see what's coming next!

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  6. Cuteness...of the orange peely sort. Great work! Don't ya hate it when bottles require the arms of Popeye to squeeze? I've often found that problem with bottles of perm solution...and I've got strong hands!

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  7. Cuteness...of the orange peely sort. Great work! Don't ya hate it when bottles require the arms of Popeye to squeeze? I've often found that problem with bottles of perm solution...and I've got strong hands!

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  8. These look perfect! Have you tried using a glue stick instead? Easy to control and repositionable! These were totally worth the trouble--they look great!

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  9. High five!! Awesome orange peels. Scrappy backgrounds was the way to go.

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  10. I've not seen peels set on pieced backgrounds before - it looks very effective. EPP flower hexies should be a pleasant change after this piece of sewing. I love EPP hexies.

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  11. All that fiddly stuff is certainly paying off, your Technicolor Galaxy is going to be awesome!

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  12. Yum, yum and yum! Scrappy backgrounds rule! You did an awesome job with the peels. Love 'em! Can't wait to get a look in person.

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  13. They're gorgeous - well done, you! I've really been enjoying seeing how this project has been progressing from week to week. Keep it up. ;)

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  14. They're gorgeous! EPP hexie flowers will be a nice change from applique...and rather addictive :)

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  15. And there I was thinking you had hours of HAND applique ahead of you! Silly me!

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