I agonized a bit over what to do with the Diamond Tiles quilt top... the borders were too plain... even with the square in a square corners.... I thought about taking them off and piecing them instead... but finally decided on some applique. I drew the shapes, blew them up to 2 more sizes, then traced them onto fusible (eight times for each size), fused the black fabric, cut out the shapes, and then agonized a bit more over the thought of actually fusing them to the background... what if I put them on and hated it????
Finally, I took the plunge, heated up the Rowenta, placed the motifs and put iron to fusible-backed fabric. I did the opposite (bottom right) corner as a mirror image to this top left corner.
I think I love it! Whew!!! What a relief. Just have to sew all the pieces down, and I can call this one done, and ready it for quilting!
A Day in Nara
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