March 26, 2013

Deborah - UFO Progress

Blogger was misbehaving yesterday. This will have to be brief:

Progress on applique block for UFO.  

Three to go after this one.  

19 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Look at those cute little flower buds!

Suztats said...

That's going to be quite a bow!

Judy S. said...

Nice work! I love applique and your fabric choices. What kind of pen do you use for tracing?

Deborah McLaughlin said...

No kidding.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

this book has a lot of 3-dimensional techniques. A little tedious but the result is nice.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I'll have to check. I got a new brand at the Sewing Expo.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

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.

Debra Spincic said...

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!!

Debra Spincic said...

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.

Cy said...

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.

cq4fun said...

I'm with you on the pointy leaf thing. And I like smooth curves. Yours look really good!

ladyhawthorne said...

Looks wonderful to me too, applique is just not my thing but it sure is pretty.

Suztats said...

What about using a fusible backing- that will help keep the points sharp?

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Thanks. I really love applique.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Thank you. I probably would have never done applique if I had not learned to use the freezer paper method a long time ago.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

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.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

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....

Debra Spincic said...

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.

Carol-Ann said...

Your patience is paying dividends.