Sneek Peek!

posted by Jerry
Thu, Apr 7 2011

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This is a sneek peak at my latest project in the works. One of my guilds issued a challenge. The name of the challenge is Stars! Stars! Stars! and the challenge fabric is lamé in shades of blue, silver, gold, pink , and light green.  You can choose one or all. I chose just the gold and it went well with the fabrics I had already picked out for a quilt. I am planning on another lone star quilt surrounded by setting square blocks of my own design, part of one you can see next to the lone star segment. This will all be surrounded by dark green velvet with gold embroidery running through it. I think it's going to be great. I'll post more pics as I get more done. Let me know what you all think!


gini wrote re: Sneek Peek!
on Thu, Apr 7 2011 8:06 PM

i can't wait to see more of this quilt, it sounds like it is going to be wonderful  

MNnancy wrote re: Sneek Peek!
on Thu, Apr 7 2011 9:14 PM

I think you are going to amaze us again, Jerry!  Looking forward to seeing more.

Leslie wrote re: Sneek Peek!
on Fri, Apr 8 2011 8:00 AM

Wow Jerry, hurry and finish, I can't wait to see it.

Darlene wrote re: Sneek Peek!
on Fri, Apr 8 2011 4:54 PM

I am amazed at the lame working up so nicely .This is stunning

Jerry wrote re: Sneek Peek!
on Fri, Apr 8 2011 6:14 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments! I'm really excited about this quilt. I forgot to add that the dimensions for the quilt have to be between 9x9" to 40x40". Quite a wide margin to choose from. I like to go big so this will be 40x40". We can choose to do just a block but I decided to do an entire wall quilt.

Darlene...lamé is easy to work with if you know the tricks. I back my lamé with a lightweight stabilizer which makes it behave better. Also I iron on the back with a low temperature. I do iron on the front after completing a section at which time I use a teflon pressing cloth with the iron on the low setting. The temperature is tricky, you have to go hot enough to press but low enough that it doesn't melt the lamé. You have to test with a small section of lamé and your iron to get just the right temperature.

Jerry wrote re: Sneek Peek!
on Fri, Apr 8 2011 6:16 PM

I forgot to add...NEVER, NEVER, NEVER iron lamé without a pressing cloth of some kind. ANY heat will melt it. Don't ask me how I know

Stephanie wrote re: Sneek Peek!
on Sat, Apr 9 2011 5:30 AM

So far, so beautiful Jerry. I hope the mishap ironing lame' didn't ruin one of your blocks and thank you for relating it to us. I have a tendency to forget that I can't use high heat on everything.  

Patti wrote re: Sneek Peek!
on Sat, Apr 9 2011 6:42 AM

Wow, this is going to be a fabulous quilt!

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Sneek Peek!
on Sat, Apr 9 2011 11:17 AM

This looks like it is going to be a fabulous quilt.  Thanks for all of the tips on working with lame'

Jerry wrote re: Sneek Peek!
on Mon, Apr 11 2011 8:17 AM mishap didn't happen on this particular quilt. Some years ago I worked with lamé for the first time and didn't know what I was doing with it. A section of it melted all over my iron and had to get a new iron! pleasure! You just have to build in a bit more time when working with metallics but it can be done and the results look great. The key points are iron temperature and stabilizer.

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