Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Part 3 Continued - Building the Face

So now that the quilt is the correct size, it's time to put interfacing on the entire back.  This stabilizes the quilt and keeps it from stretching while being appliquéd.  I use a lightweight iron-on interfacing which is just perfect for this application.

Once the interfacing is done, the rest of the background pieces get cut and laid out.  In this case, it's just a matter of the mountain.  I laid the fabric on the face of the quilt and drew an outline with my chalk pencil, then I cut it out.  All of the raw edges are now glued down on these main background pieces.
Next step - appliqué!

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