Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Study in Appliqué

I finally made it to a quilt guild meeting. More on that later. The guild has a library of books, and I grabbed two. One on the basics of quilting, and another with some awesome (AWESOME) appliqué flowers. A machine appliqué quilt block is actually pretty easy to put together (left). Just trace patterns on bonding paper, cut and iron on your fabric. Then place the pieces where you want on the square and iron again. I had some fabric scraps from a couple failed quilts and found some that looked cute together. The stitching is fairly sloppy in places, but overall I was really impressed with the outcome. I just wish I could finish projects faster than I find more fun things to try. I need sleep.

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