Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This first paragraph I wrote about this fiddly applique was so whiney, cranky, etc. I've deleted it and tried for something more positive. Mostly, I'm complaining that the fusible applique is not exact, amateurish, and not very 'slick'. Apparently "PRACTICE" comes into this process! And I AM trying to branch out a bit, trying new techniques.
The pieces will all be fused, except for the bias vine. I will blind stitch the bias vine down, and fuse the leaves, using machine fancy stitches around the leaves, and bird, each with a matching color -and I have to add the wing. I'm hoping the end result will be a little more smooth.
Should I loosly baste the pieces down first? I plan to have this design on alternate corners. You can see my pattern that I put under the border for placement, and flip it over for the opposite side. I KNOW I should have done all the applique before putting on the border, but that was yet another step of fiddling. This is not a large quilt so I'm expecting to wrangle it around with the machine applique.
Hey, it looks better in the photo than I thought! I still have several red flowers to add, and I am using brown buttons for the buds. This is one of the few times I am actually following a pattern for the applique.