Welcome to my blog!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Forever Flowers Block # 5!

Here is Forever Flowers Block #5! It's called Autumn Greetings and does have a fall look to it, I think! I'll sew the beads on after it's quilted. One more block to go and then set this one together and it will be a quilt top!

This one has been a stretch to me with the applique--not something I do very much of, but I don't mind it too much at all! Except when the pieces get real tiny--then that's a bit much!!! This has been done with needle turn applique using freezer paper to cut the pieces out. My method differs from the link in that I trace around the design, then cut leaving a 1/4" seam allowance or less, then peel off the freezer paper before I do the needle turn applique.

I've been to a couple of classes at the LQS, Quilt Mercantile, (I do hope they get their website up and running soon, so I can link to them!!!!!) and the applique classes helped a lot. There's just something about a hands-on approach that you just can't get from a book! Although Kathy Delaney's book Hearts and Flowers has helped me a lot.

Maybe applique is something you'd like to try???!!! Ah, come on, when's the last time you tried something new???!!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!



Debi said...

Another great block Jan. This quilt is going to be stunning. I hope you are keeping this one for yourself!

Jeanne said...

Your blocks are all so pretty! I can wait to see the complete quilt.