I’ve not been sewing very much. Betty Boop (otherwise known as my Janome sewing machine) is in the hospital and awaiting ordered parts. I hope to have her home soon, but there is no telling when. So, during this drought/heat season, I have been spending a whole lot of time with Ancestry and having fun pursuing family history.
Nevertheless, some hand work is happening.
To remind you of the Garden Baskets project, here is the flimsy that I am working on:
I have the borders and the vine stitched on. I am currently working on the hundreds of buds and a few other appliques.
I’ve drawn all of the parts onto freezer paper, ironed the freezer paper to the fabric, and cut out all of the shapes.
I am using the ‘freezer paper on top’ method. Why?
I don’t know…I just decided to do it that way. I have stitched as many of the shapes together as I can. In other words, stems and beaks and other parts are fitted together to make the whole before I stitch them to the quilt top.
The pieced kitty is pinned and ready to be stitched to the background.
The washout blue marker is my guideline for some embroidery to be applied.
One applique stitched down. Hundreds to go.
I know there are many…what is your favorite way to applique?