|The block, top left is finished - appliqued, pieced, layered, hand-quilted, & bound.|
The block, top right is appliqued, layered, & hand-quilted, ready to trim & bind.
The little block at the bottom is the center appliqued piece for my third block.
which finishes each block completely as I go.
I was asked about this Hot Pad method,
and if there was a tutorial,so here are a few pics of the process:
|finished block, ready to layer|
I've cut my backing and batting about an inch bigger
than the finished block top, then pin basted.
|block layered and pin basted, ready for quilting|
I have used basting pins for these blocks,
but you can use the method you prefer for basting
(If you find the pins "un-thread" your quilting needle, you can pin from the back).
|Hand-quilting...You can see I've "rolled" the block to the quilting area.|
(this needle is a little large, but what I had with me when I was traveling)
After quilting is finished and the block is pressed (from the back, so as not to flatten the applique work), I square the block and bind.
I hope this answers questions about this method of finishing...
if not, just leave me a note, and I'll address later.
I'll show pics of my "Opposing Side Binding" next post.
Happy Weekend, & Happy Stitching