Applique. I haven’t quite found the method that I really like to do yet. I like the way it comes out, just don’t really like doing it.Here’s the applique method I used on this one:
- Trace and cut the birds from some Pellon Shape Flex 101 interfacing
- Iron the birds on to the wrong side of the fabric
- Trim the fabric to 1/8 to 1/4 inch of the interfacing, clipping the inside corners and curves
- Using a glue stick, turn the fabric to cover the interfacing so that the edges are finished and smooth
- Glue the birds in place on the background fabric
I didn’t sew the birds in place until I quilted the block. Here’s what I did for quilting:
- Outlined the birds, both on the birds and right off the edge of the birds
- Echo the outlines of the birds
- Stitch in the ditch around the border edge
- Stitch the border pattern the same as the rest of the blocks
I like the way it came out even though I really don’t like the process of turning the applique pieces. I may have to try the raw edge fusible method next time.
Until Next Time!
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