Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BLUE DAHLIA

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:

14 comments:

  1. wow, wow, wow!!!

    you are such an inspiration!!

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  2. White and Blue - always such a classy combination. The background fabric works fabulous too. I am looking forward to seeing you progress =)

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  3. This is going to be a beauty! Thanks for sharing

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  4. What a fascinating way to applique! Those look really neat, too.

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  5. Love the all blue look. So calm but also sophisticated :) Have fun!

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  6. I have never seen a dahlia like this...very interesting

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  7. very cool and love the fabrics you have chosen. Micki@2dogsstudio.us

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  8. Nice technique and nice fabrics! I'm so looking forward to seeing the finished quilt top as this is not a traditional dahlia!

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  9. So very pretty! I agree with other commenters - calm, sophisticated and interesting technique! Thank you for sharing! Visiting you from Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River!

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  10. those blocks are so pretty!!!!

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  11. Your piece is stunning. I can't wait to see what you're going to do with these blocks.

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  12. Beautiful blocks, I can't wait to see the quilt! I have tried that method of applique before and it works great!

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  13. Such a clever technique! This looks fantastic already, I can't wait to see the finished top!

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  14. This is one of my fave applique methods and I love your blocks, gorgeous fabric choices :D #linkytuesday

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