Look at those cute little flower buds!
That's going to be quite a bow!
Nice work! I love applique and your fabric choices. What kind of pen do you use for tracing?
this book has a lot of 3-dimensional techniques. A little tedious but the result is nice.
I'll have to check. I got a new brand at the Sewing Expo.
Thanks for the nice comments. I can get a little obsessive about the points on those leaves. The space below the group of 3 leaves will be filled with a 3-dimensional flower which will hide the bottoms of the leaves.
I rate my projects by: tedious, a little tedious, and very tedious. Even ones that start out tedious can become very tedious in seconds. It's amazing how that happens!!
You could do a close outline stitch around the leaves if it bothers you.Or, you could use another rule of thumb:It looks good when dashing by on a fast horse.
Don't sweat the small stuff Deborah, it looks great from where I'm sitting :)This block will be a great addition to your UFO, and I can't wait to see the 3-dimensional flower arrive in its place of prominence.
I'm with you on the pointy leaf thing. And I like smooth curves. Yours look really good!
Looks wonderful to me too, applique is just not my thing but it sure is pretty.
What about using a fusible backing- that will help keep the points sharp?
Thanks. I really love applique.
Thank you. I probably would have never done applique if I had not learned to use the freezer paper method a long time ago.
Cy, I'm afraid it's just my nature. :-) but I'm getting better as I get older. The flowers really add beautiful texture, and I enjoy making them.
Suz, I use freezer paper. I fold the end at the tip over, then the sides. Usually works, sometimes takes some fiddling...and a few burned fingers....
When I have done applique, I like freezer paper too. I also love to do English Paper Piecing and hope to try some hexagons with embroidered centers. A UFO on my 2013 list are 4 colorwash panels of EPP that need to be assembled into a quilt.
Your patience is paying dividends.
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