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:
wow, wow, wow!!!ReplyDelete
you are such an inspiration!!
White and Blue - always such a classy combination. The background fabric works fabulous too. I am looking forward to seeing you progress =)ReplyDelete
This is going to be a beauty! Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
What a fascinating way to applique! Those look really neat, too.ReplyDelete
Love the all blue look. So calm but also sophisticated :) Have fun!ReplyDelete
I have never seen a dahlia like this...very interestingReplyDelete
very cool and love the fabrics you have chosen. Micki@2dogsstudio.usReplyDelete
Nice technique and nice fabrics! I'm so looking forward to seeing the finished quilt top as this is not a traditional dahlia!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
those blocks are so pretty!!!!ReplyDelete
Your piece is stunning. I can't wait to see what you're going to do with these blocks.ReplyDelete
Beautiful blocks, I can't wait to see the quilt! I have tried that method of applique before and it works great!ReplyDelete
Such a clever technique! This looks fantastic already, I can't wait to see the finished top!ReplyDelete
This is one of my fave applique methods and I love your blocks, gorgeous fabric choices :D #linkytuesdayReplyDelete
Great start! I love your background fabric. PS I think the name of the magazine where the pattern is is just 'Simply Moderne'; it's published by the people who make the Quiltmania magazine too.ReplyDelete