Applique, Machine applique, Raw Edge Applique


Finally, I’ve been able to get back to some of the UFO’s in my stash. Each year I vow to finish them – but seem to just add more projects to the box than I actually do finish. This wall-hanging has been ‘crying’ to be hung on the wall in my family room, for some time now.  Featured in the Spring/Summer 2005 issue of Quilt Sampler, it was designed by Calico Gals Quilt Shop in Syracuse NY.

'From the Field'

I did get as far as fusing the applique pieces, but never got around to the machine applique part of the quit.   I normally like to hand applique.  It’s so relaxing as well as portable.   I can pick up a block and take it on a road trip or work on it while enjoying a summer afternoon on the back deck. I really like this pattern but haven’t done much machine applique.  Off to my library to find some help.  A while back I took a class from Sue Nichols on her Raw Edge Applique technique.  I pulled out the book – practiced some same stitching.

Blanket Stitch - Double/Single

My Bernina has two choices of blanket stitch.  I think the single stitch will be best for this piece especially around the flowers.  Possibly, the double stitch will add a little more interest to the vase.  We’ll see what it asks me for when I get to that element.

Inside and Outside Points; Curves

And now I’m on my way to begin working on the actual wall-hanging.

There is always time to quilt!
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