I live a good ways from a quilt shop and the fabric shops within and hours drive did not have BoNash. It is on my list for the GA Quilt show next month.
I love Misty Fuse and use it for a lot of my projects. That is really the first solution I thought of but had wanted to leave a little of the background showing and wasn't sure what kind of tacky/sticky problem I would cause if I did that.
I laid my background fabric on an ironing pad that I made for my cutting table. I then used parchment paper to iron as I went. Obviously there were tiny bits that did not stick so I just moved them around until I found available misty fuse for it to adhere too.
I traced the pattern for the foreground image on tracing paper and laid it where I wanted the image to go. I wanted to keep that part of the background clean as I didn't want a lot of pieces under my image. A word of caution, use parchment paper for this next time. Ask me how I know? I was able to strip the paper off but it was not fun.
I really liked the dark green better for the over-all effect. However, I decided that I wanted to put different colors over some of the flowers to see what kind of change that made. This photo has nothing over the bottom yellow blossom.
This photo shows the blossom with maroon trimmed in a circle and laid over the bloom.
I proceeded with that process over some images but not over others.
I chose a backing fabric laid my batting over it and had my husband help me pick up the front to lay over the batting for the quilt sandwich.
I laid my applique sheet over the whole piece and very carefully added heat. Tulle does not like a hot iron. I hoped that there was enough Misty Fuse not covered to catch the tulle. There was in some places but not enough in others. I then pinned the three pieces together.
This photo was made on my design wall and so far the majority of the bits of fabric are holding. I will free motion this with Poly Mono thread before I go further. Stay tuned.
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