Friday, July 7, 2017
Transferring lessons from hand applique class
A few weeks ago I took a hand applique class because, you know, I hate applique. It's gonna take a lot of practice to be an adequate hand appliquer. But I am using some of the lessons I learned with my row-by-row applique leftover from 2015.
Above is one section machine appliqued.
What I used from hand applique is tacking down the pieces with a long machine basting stitch instead of using any fused material or glue.
One out of four done and I really like the look and feel.
For my finish-
my old standby giant 9 patch.
The center is Meet the Royals and the other sections are from the same fabric manufacturer.
I used a favorite multicolored floral on the back. The quilting is simple diagonals. I didn't mark any lines, just sewed in semi-straight lines.
Two weeks ago we had this bunch and a few more over for good-bye supper for Liam and David.
Loved having them. Hope to have them over again when the boys visit next summer.
So many ideas and so little time.