|First block done.|
Sunday, September 25, 2016
I started an applique project earlier this summer... (always have to have an applique project going!) And Eileen asked what the piece with the scalloped edge was in my last post. :-) Good catch Eileen!
Do you remember this from my last post? Stitching on the deck while on vacation at the beach.
Let me show you what I have been doing. Here is the fabric pull for this project. Light blue/green, tan, medium green, brown, and a little pink.
The blocks are called Meadow Cosmos from the book In the Meadow by Blackbird Designs. Love Blackbird Designs!!
I am calling them Summer Cosmos since I started this in the summer... and someday hope to hang this in my dining room during the summer season. Make sense? :-)
I am making four 20" blocks. Layed out something like this... I'll decide as I go along. :-)
I am using a couple different methods for laying out my applique pieces. Here I have ironed down the freezer paper template I use for the scalloped ring applique. I will trace around it with a water soluble pen.
This will help with placement of the flower points that go under the scalloped ring. You can see the blue pen markings here.
For the leaves and stems I decided to use the plastic template method rather than tracing the pattern onto the fabric. This method comes from Piece O' Cake designs and I have used it in the past with success.
This is a 12 gauge, heavy, clear, upholstery plastic cut to the size of my block and then the pattern traced onto it with a sharpie permanent marker.
The leaves can then be moved into place under that plastic using the markings as a guide and pinned or basted in place. I like this for multiple blocks of the same design.
Pinned in place and ready for stitching. Easy Peasey!
I have finished the second block and now am working on the third. Stay tuned!
Linking up today at Kathy's Quilts - Slow Sunday Stitching. She is working on a beautiful bow tie quilt. Check it out along with all the other stitching going on today!