Fun with Fusing

Warmer weather seems to be arriving at last. The birds are finally coming back here and I hear the mourning dove at daybreak and the house finches, who seem to be busy building a nest nearby. I will be really happy when I see some daffodils, my favorite flower.

With five Saturdays this month I’ve already completed my usual collection of green blocks. So it’s time for some improv. I have a lot of fusible web, so I want to practice using it. I don’t do appliqué, so this gives me more choices for design.

Late last night I pulled together some assorted scraps to work with.

I laid the fusible web on parchment paper and set the pieces on it, then covered them with another piece of parchment. When I pressed this all down I found that it took a number of repeated pressings to completely fuse them. Waiting a couple of minutes to let it cool off allowed me to peel back the parchment. For spots that didn’t get attached very well I repeated the pressing.

Then I dug through my stash of black and gray fat quarters. With all these solid pieces I chose a swirl pattern from Connecting Threads to give some added movement. Fusing the scraps onto the black piece was easier because I was not as impatient with the cooling off process.

As an afterthought I just decided to add the little blue square and I think that gives it more of a feeling of depth.

This really has been a fun experience for me and I’m looking forward to doing a lot more fusing. You will be seeing more of this from me in future posts.

I’m linking up with Angela at http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/and Cynthia at http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/

14 thoughts on “Fun with Fusing

  1. What a fun project! Are you going to do some stitching to secure the edges? And if so, plain or snazzy? (I’m very curious – I’ve had my battles with fusible web and always seemed to lose…)

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    1. With the one sheet on the bottom and one sheet on the top there’s no problem for the iron. My son, who passed away this month four years ago, was a cook and so I ended up with parchment paper which is great for pressing.

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