Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I MIGHT LIKE APPLIQUE AFTER ALL!

Here is the latest BOM from Gail Pan designs. I think I'm current on this one, except I haven't been putting the borders on yet. And here's the latest "A Tisket A Tasket" applique BOM. When I started these, I didn't know how I would do them, because I usually don't do applique. The first month, I tried needle turn applique and while I got it done, I wasn't real happy with it. The second one I tried the kind where you iron freezer paper on, turn the edges under and applique like needle turn. Then you cut out the back and peel off the paper. I really didn't like this method and decided I would not do it again. The last two I used Wonder Under and machine applique and I like this method the best. I know it doesn't look as good as "good" needle turn applique, but I think it looks better than MY needle turn, so I decided to do all of them this way.
I can't believe I am up to date on these! (I'll post the 4th one soon - I need to take a picture of it). I gives me a little hope and even desire to do some more applique. It would probably be better if I would do some "country" or "primitive" type applique with large pieces. Tee Hee Hee!!!

8 comments:

Karen said...

I do both a needleturn method & the machine stitched type. Either is acceptable to me. A purist would only do the handle applique but it takes longe and there are so many projects I want to do. I would encourage you to practice on the hand applique and you may like it yet. I didn't like mine at first either. Tiny stitches that are pretty well hidden is the trick.

Golden Years Gal said...

My favorite is the bunny. And also the doll quilt. So cute.

Kathy said...

I also like the steam a seam...I have not ever been good at needleturn. My mother-in-law does a lot of sun bonnet sue & does needle turn & they are practically perfect.. Your bunny block is adorable & love your colors. Hopefully if I can figure out how to post pics I will show & tell mine. I am very new to blogging. I have been following your blog since just before Christmas & have really enjoyed your work. :)

a good yarn said...

Different courses for different horses. I'm a great believer in doing the style of applique that you are most happy with and if that's machine then so be it. I usually do machine or hand blanket stitch.

Your leaping bunny looks terrific!

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Carrie ~ said...

Love your two blocks, isn't that the cutest pink bunny.. I have done many methods of applique, I use the steam a seam, its nice to get things done and enjoy them.

Sissel H.S said...

Your blokes is lovely, and the bunny is quote

wyldthang said...

I can't wait to see the rest of the bunny squares. You pick such good fabrics to go together. WHEN you move up here (hint hint)you have to show me how! I do have a small fabric stash for "someday"==Celeste

~Joan said...

I love the BOM from Gail Pan. Is there a picture of the finished quilt somewhere? What are you using for the fabric you are embroidering on?

~Joan