I finished Row J of my Dear Jane quilt plus 2 triangles. So, I am on track for finishing the inner blocks by the end of June. Woo Hoo!!
Most of these blocks were pretty easy and then came J-10 with 16 appliqué leaf shapes. Last week I watched a free program from "The Quilt Show" and in it Kim Diehl was demonstrating her method of machine appliqué. I kept looking at the 16 leaf shapes to appliqué and I decided to machine sew them with invisible thread (like Kim does). I figured that if she can do it, so can I. I hope I won't be arrested by the quilt police, but all that hand needlework is hard on my hand.
Here's J-10 in all it's machine appliqué glory! Actually, this is the second time I did machine appliqué on a block, but the other one was only 4 tiny triangles. Actually, paper piecing wasn't done in 1863 either, so I guess I guess it doesn't hurt to use modern techniques on appliqué. As someone told me before, if Jane could have, she probably would have done it too!
|J-10 Machine Applique