Sunday, March 14, 2010

Finished Applique

I finished doing the applique for the mini quilt I am making.


The method I used for the applique is using freezer paper, dull side to the wrong side of the applique (use small spots of glue stick glue to hold the freezer paper in place).

Iron the seam allowance to the back, the wax side of the freezer paper holds the seam allowance in place. Hold the appliques in place on the background fabric using small dots of basting glue on the seam allowance.

Using invisible thread and a small zig zag, stitch the applique in place. After, cut out the back and remove the freezer paper.

I have been working on sewing the pinwheel blocks together, but was disappointed that the pattern has an error in it. I am working on "Pinwheels in my Garden"


from the book "Fat Quarter Quilting" by Lori Smith.

The pattern calls for 28 pinwheel blocks, but the number of squares that the pattern asks for only makes 14 blocks. The number of the small blocks (1 7/8" x 1 7/8") has to be doubled for all three colours. The other block size seems to be the correct number.

My Mother finished making the clothes pin bag (I had made up a kit for her).

She did a great job.

There are a few giveaways going on that I have to mention. Marydon over at Blushing Rose is having an anniversary and celebrating over 300 posts. Trish over at All Things Crafty is having a fantastic big giveaway for her bloggiversary. Be sure to check them both out, and good luck!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

7 comments:

jilly said...

Happy Birthday Joanne!!!!! Funny how we were born in the same month.

Love what you have completed on your mini quilt, the fabrics too. Are those batiks?

Blessings,
Jilly

Kat said...

Your applique looks fantastic! That technique is really interesting.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I like your clothespin bag! Where did you get the old fashioned hangar for it? I have found a few of them at garage sales, but not very often. I made a bag for my sister that is similar to yours, only it is for dirty stockings. I'll post it on my blog after I send it to her for her birthday next month.

LiahonaGirl said...

Wow -- you've been busy. I love the applique project. Simply gorgeous!
Nancy

Edna said...

Your pinwheel quilt with the applique is going to be awesome! I L.O.V.E. that clothespin bag!! Is it something you made up or is there a pattern out there for it?

Quilt Hollow said...

The clothespin bag is just adorable but mostly have to comment about your Lori Smith applique piece....just gorgeous! Love those colors you chose.

Gloria said...

I'll have to try your applique method. I have been using the freezer paper in reverse, there's less glue your way!