|School Raffle Quilt On the Design Wall|
|Peeling Away the Cellophane Backing After Printing|
After peeling off the backing, the fabric sheets had to be soaked in distilled water for 10 minutes to rinse away any excess printer ink. To speed this process along, I grouped my fabric sheets according to their predominate color and soaked several sheets at a time.
|Soaking in Distilled Water to Remove Excess Printer Ink|
|Batiks from the Stash for Framing|
|Framing Artwork Blocks with 1 1/2" CW Batik Strips|
|14 Down, 8 Remaining!|
Regardless, I'm looking forward to the machine quilting phase. I'll stitch in the ditch with monofilament between blocks and in the frame seams, but then I'm planning to do some free motion quilting fills within the blocks themselves if time permits. Finally, I'll bring the quilt to school once it's quilted so the students can sign their blocks with Pigma Micron acid-free permanent archival fabric pens. Maybe they can even do a little surface embellishment with beading or embroidery. I know for a fact that they all learned to do some basic embroidery stitches in a different project from last year's art class. Gotta love a school art teacher who teaches my sons embroidery! :-)
I'm linking up with Lee's WIP (Works In Progress) Wednesday linky party over at Freshly Pieced as well as Esther's WOW (WIPs on Wednesday), and then I'm getting back to work!