Appliqué Thursday

I’m in Appliqué class, it’s my first time trying it & I’m smitten! Appliqué, as I’ve just learned, has a great blend of preparation & ease of carrying. There’re lots of ideas coming to my mind (lion, fish, stars, mermaids), because I can appliqué anything I can draw! Doodling is great for releasing my mind & allowing new ideas to form without interruption, so now the doodles have a new home.

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At first I found the stitching & using my needle a little awkward. After the second heart, I was totally engrossed in the process of tucking in the fabric & not pulling too tight. What I enjoy about hand stitching is that it will never be perfect (for me), but there is a consistent rhythm that develops & I love that feeling.

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I admire many people working with appliqué & ordered Savor Each Stitch by Carolyn Friedlander (her work inspired me to start sewing regularly again).

Whose work do you like? What are you appliquéing on this snowy day? IMG_4986

 

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6 thoughts on “Appliqué Thursday

  1. Wonderful looking applique! 🙂 I haven’t had any instruction in applique. I made an appliqued ducky quilt for a child once and gave it away. The next applique project on my list is a pattern from South Korea in Korean. It’s going to be interesting because I forget how to do applique, it’s been so long. Will have to check YouTube and the library for some tips. This pattern has very little seam allowance (?) for turning pieces. Your hearts look perfect!

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