Needle-turn Applique, check!

Done!  Oh, and how I enjoyed every moment. . .from picking the fabric, making the templates, cutting, stitching. . .fun!  I finished this up early last week, but haven’t had the time to give it the attention it so lovingly needs as I’ve already started something else 😉 show ya later. . .now for the money shot

Needle-turn applique from Craftsy Class: Big Techniques from Little Scraps Sarah Fielke

I have never done anything like this before, had no idea where to start etc., and that is the result, I’m thinking pretty good, eh?  great class Sarah, thank you!

I have the back and batting ready to be basted and my perle cotton is waiting for it’s quilting debut. . .but I am still auditioning binding fabric. . .

binding fabrics, solids? nah. . .

I think I’ve nixed the solid fabrics as options. . .even though I really want to make the largest center pink flower stand out more. . .

Leaning towards the fabric pictured above on the right. . .but I’ll check again after the quilting.  Any preferences?  Let me know if you think I should bring the solids back in. . .hmmm – you should see me try to buy shoes. . .

So I do wish I had picked a more striking fabric for the top center flower.  That’s really the only thing I would change.

One thing I learnt (apart from the obvious – learning a whole new craft) from the actual ‘doing’, was I need to watch my 1/4″ seam.  Seems I was a little generous, which caused me to spread out my pieces more than I would have, had a smaller seam been visible – this wasn’t a big deal, I just pealed the piece of fabric and re-glued to the position that was more appealing – but I could save myself this step in the future.

Will I do this again, you betcha!

Last but never least – to everyone back home –

Happy Canada Day!  Wish I was there to help you celebrate 🙂

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4 Comments on “Needle-turn Applique, check!”

  1. July 1, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    You did such a lovely job. Appliqué has never been a strong point for me ; ) glad you enjoyed yourself.

    • July 2, 2013 at 10:48 am #

      Thanks Carla, I think I’ll be doing more 🙂

  2. July 2, 2013 at 2:54 am #

    Isn’t hand appliqué fun? I find it relaxing. Now you’ll be hooked.

    • July 2, 2013 at 10:50 am #

      Yes, I really think I am, I’m enjoying watching your Dear Anne progress, that’s another added to my list of some day 🙂

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