Sharing my adventures in quilting and my love of applique.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Back to Applique
I've been out of town for a few days and was able to spend lots of time with my hexies but yesterday I was itching to get the appliqued medallion prepped for stitching. Picking out the fabrics and watching an applique piece come together is probably my favorite part of quilting and I can really lose myself. I finally decided to use these 3/4" flowers in a variation of the "Aunt Sarah" quilt in the Quilt Mania magazine No. 82. I did change the medallion slightly and decided to try Broiderie perse (now I just know I spelled that wrong) with the flowers. I love how it looks and can't wait to see it all appliqued. As you can see I have glued up the whole block and have started stitching using the needleturn method. I know it is a bit unconventional to glue everything down first, but it works for me!
Here is an idea of how it will look with the hexagons added. Again I changed this from the pattern, eliminating the bottom row of hexagons to keep it more square. Yay, its half done.
Just for fun I put some half square triangles on the design wall to help me get thinking about some borders. The pattern just has a straight border to finish off the quilt but I want to add a little more interest. These triangles are left overs from another project, actually throw aways, and I am excited to think that I can use them for this project. I have about 300 of these and I am liking this so far.
Finally, here is the little pin cushion I made to go in my hexie sewing basket. It is made with 1/2" hexies and was a fun little experiment. I just love having my sewing accessories look as pretty as the project I am working on!