Thursday, November 26, 2015
Beyond Basics Sampler Quilt Work in Progress: Appliqué Blocks
We were assigned in my beyond basics quilting class to sew blocks with a flower and butterfly--I asked to sew instead blocks to fit my Valentine theme and because hand appliqué does not sound fun to me. Luckily, I experienced fusible web before with my Amy Butler big dots pillows. I don't have a blanket stitch on my Babylock Maria, and so I used the zig zag to anchor my text and heart (which I sewed improvisationally:) And since I'm didn't hand appliqué my heart and in the spirit of hand sewing, I will embellish and embroider it crazy quilt style with "x"s and "o"s and chain and herringbone stitches. I love 'em. One block (and the most difficult one to piece)--Drunkard's Path--to go!