I recently tooka a class with Marylou McDonald in Baltimore Album applique and learned a lot. Tricky pieces with lots of parts? Applique on non-fusible interfacing. That way it is small and portable. I keep my cut pieces in a miniture photo album, the small kind you can keep in a purse, in numbered order so that I can just pick the piece that I need when I need it. I need to get what I think was called a thread dome, you can keep several threaded needles in it and keep the thread neat. I bought a pattern from her for a huge quilt with lots of flowers and ships and seems to be massively overwhelming but I will do it one portion at a time and in about 20 years it will be done. Time to start collecting fabric for it. I think that I need to finish my class piece so that I have a better idea of how to go about this.
cris, i buy fabric is 1/8 yd cuts for my applique. i have one or two projects cut and in zipped folders ready to travel when i need to go somewhere in a hurry and need a ready-to-go- project. i usualy iron the pieces in place on a piece of butcher paper, then stick them in the folder. gini
gini in north idaho
they go pretty quickly once i have everything cut and ready to go. i sewed a block every month. gini
Baltimore Album quilts are so beautiful. I agree though that the large projects are very intimadating. Just keep working one block at a time and you will have it finished in no time. Would love to see pics of the piece you are doing.