Applique, embroidery and piecing. Very fun to do.
Sadly, the Splendid Sampler patterns are no longer available for free, but you can preorder the book that contains all of the patterns. If you haven’t started your blocks yet, it is not too late. It looks like they will be starting a new quilt-a-long again in May after the books ship!
I first appliqued the jar and sewing machine using raw edge applique. I traced the images onto fusible Steam a Seam 2. After ironing the pieces in place, I used a button hole stitch on my Juki HZL-F600.
I used Sticky Fabri-Solvy to trace the pattern on in pencil (you can print on it if you want to). This product is very easy to use. It is sticky, so I lined up the pattern with the appliqued pieces and stuck it down. I found out about this product from Alyssa Thomas over at Penguin and Fish. She has been doing the Splendid Sampler live. The recordings are available over on You Tube.
To do the stitching, I used embroidery thread from my stash in a red, green, purple, black, light blue, and silver metallic. I stitched it using the stem stitch and used french knots for the pin heads. Mary Corbet over at Needle ‘n Thread has tutorials for all kinds of embroidery stitches. Make sure to go check it out.
I waited until after quilting to add some buttons from my stash.
Here’s how I quilted it:
- Stitched around the applique and along side all of the embroidery.
- Stitched in the ditch of the logs of the log cabin border design.
- Stitch the border design like the other blocks.
Until Next Time!
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