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.


  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..

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

  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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