One of my very favorite quilt magazines is Quilts & Crafts Simply Moderne. The most recent issue #8 arrived this past week. I fell in love with their pattern Blue Dahlia.
The applique pieces have a somewhat different process of doing them, but I am always game in learning something new. First you draw you appliqué pattern on the non fusible side of Pellon Fusible 911FF then with the fusible side on top of the right side of the fabric you sew all around the appliqué pattern line. You then slit the Pellon and turn your appliqué piece right sides out.
Now my appliqué pieces are ready to fuse to my background. It is important to follow the directions on the Pellon Fusible to get them to adhere properly to your background.
And the start of my quilt top. I did sew my appliqués down with Sulky Polyester invisible thread using a hemming stitch. You can hardly see the stitches they blend in so well. I did figure out that a 65 size sewing machine needle works best with that thread.
On Saturday afternoon I got the first quarter done on the quilt top and have started on the second. Such a fun project and I learned a new technique as well. It is a start so I am linking up with: