I started this a few years ago in a challenge, photographed it to show unfinished and promptly folded it up into a UFO pile. I took it to a SAQA state meeting a few months ago and decided by the positive reaction I got that maybe it was time to complete it. The title is “Frog Water Shallows” and it is apx. 24 x40.
Now here are the problems; I used glue stick on the lily pads that has now solidified and I must have used the wrong roll of fusible from my stash since I cannot stitch through it. You can see the holes that don’t heal next to the frog. I pinned tulle over the whole thing and tried again to quilt it. Nope, no, nyet.
I took the whole thing into the bath and soaked it to hopefully get rid of the glue stick. Its drying now. I will try again to quilt through the lily pads. I’m thinking of trying to heat the pieces with the wrong fusible and peel it off. If I do that, I will need to do something different since they will still leave marks. I know I can paint these images and applique them on the right way.
My question: [ Right click to open in new window/tab for close ups]
Suggestions for replacing the fused pieces.
Any design comments.
Should I just toss this and call it a learning experience