This quilt is coming along nicely. I am having so much fun playing with colors and fabrics while learning a new technique or two. It never ceases to amaze me how there is always something new to learn and try:)
In this chapter, I used three different appliqué techniques. The top pink petals were done with the interfacing method I blogged about in chapter 1. Here are a few pictures to remind you
I sewed around the petals in matching pink thread. I stitched as close to the edge as I could with a straight stitch,
For the yellow wording I traced the mirrored words onto fusible web and ironed it to the back of my fabric, cut it out, peeled and ironed, and cut the shapes. I pressed the words to the fabric and zigzagged around the whole thing.
Lastly, I set my Pfaff machine to a #3 zig zag stitch with the smallest width .5
I used clear monofilament thread and started sewing around the petals having the inside part of my foot line up along the edge and BARELY grab a thread or two as it went around.
This method is AMAZING! I can hardly even see any stitching at all!! IT is so easy that feels a little like cheating, but hey, I don’t think I have any quilt police coming over anytime soon. I do wish I was a needle turn appliqué proficient, but until then I will use my machine and smile:)