Monday, September 26, 2011

Adventures in Applique


Here's my bee block for Nicole. I'd never done applique before, so it was a bit of an adventure. "Why don't these pieces line up right? Oh, duh, seam allowances! Okay, how am I supposed to press the seam allowance open without wrecking the fusible web on the back?"

Answer: don't use a sewing pattern if you're using the fusible method. But a quick visit to Madame Rotary Cutter solved that problem. Once I did away with those extra seam allowances, the rest of the process came together pretty easily.

Can't wait to see the rest of the blocks! I think this will be a beautiful quilt.

3 comments:

  1. I love the shape of these...oh boy...i am going to have to make one myself...oh so many ideas..oh so little time..

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  2. Wow, the block looks amazing! Love the fanblade effect and the pink stitching.

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  3. Thanks! I wanted to do a Wagon Wheel, but realized that a perfect circle probably wasn't the best place to begin my applique career. So I sliced the blades up to make any mistakes less noticeable.

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