Here it is – Applique and Free Motion Machine Embroidery! This one took quite a few hours and quite a few different steps. It was worth it since I like the results.
- Use image editing software to extract the portions of the images for the applique and print on Lite Steam-A-Seam 2
- Print pattern on the Sticky Fabri Solvy for the machine embroidery
- Cut out the applique pieces and press on the chosen fabrics
- Cut out the applique pieces
- Using a window as a light box as shown above, place the applique pieces on the pieced block
- Carefully remove the block from the window and press the applique pieces to the block
- Using thread to coordinate with the applique pieces, satin stitch around each piece.
- Place the Fabri-Solvy printed material over the appliqued pieces matching them up as best as possible
- Free motion embroider using the chosen colors of thread
- When finished, rinse off the Fabri-Solvy, making sure it is all removed
- Assemble the quilt sandwich
- Free motion quilt around the applique and embroidery
- Stitch in the ditch around the block pieces and the block itself
- Stitch the border design like the other blocks
I did one thing while piecing this block that I want to share. After stitching on the squares in the corners, I stitched another diagonal line to the outside of the original one. Then I cut in between the two lines. What I ended up with as left overs are four pieces squares that I can use for something else.
It’s a good way to use up the little pieces that would have been left over. I learned to do this in the free Craftsy class Block of the Month with Amy Gibson. It’s a great class and it is free!
Until Next Time!
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