Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Mermaid

I've had this idea for a while now. A somewhat crazy idea.
I printed this hand embroidery design from Urban Threads poster-size because I want to use applique to make a mermaid quilt. I went to YouTube to find a tutorial for raw edge applique. I found this one from Nancy, which was great, but with these big pieces I really wanted something that didn't mean I'd have to go shopping.
YouTube was kind enough to let me know that I might be interested in another video called: Raw Edge Applique using Freezer Paper & Elmer's Glue. I already have freezer paper and school glue. So, I grabbed my freezer paper and got tracing. 
I pulled out my box of batik fabrics. I have been using these fabrics, but the box still seems so full! The magic of the freezer paper and glue method is that you don't reverse the pieces. You press the freezer paper right on top. 
I traced, and pressed, and cut. 
I used another piece of freezer paper as a background to keep my work together as I fused some of the pieces. 
Here is the mermaid, and my partially fused piece. 
The more I look at it, the more I like it. I'm confident this quilt will get better as I work on it. Now to work on her tail. This is a project that will take some time to complete. And that doesn't even consider the quilting part.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Creative Grids 6.5" x 24.5" Rectangle
Fiskars Rotary Cutter
Fiskars Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
Fiskars 8-inch scissors
Panasonic Cordless Iron
Cheryl Ann's Quilting Design Wall - 72" White
Reynolds Freezer Paper Plastic Coated 50 Sq Ft
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, 4 Ounces

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