Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week! I have a quick reverse appliqué tutorial for you today, thanks to my Emmalie. Emmalie is a sentimental soul, she latches on to a few special clothes each year and has the hardest time passing them down to the next sister when she out grows them. The green t-shirt below, is one of her very favorites, recently she brought it and the black long sleeve t-shirt to me, asking that I somehow combine them so she can keep wearing her shirt.
Of course I mulled it over for a few days, then decided that reverse appliqué would be ideal, and add a special bit of interest too!
I used my rotary cutter to cut a square out of the shirt, with plenty of room around it. Then took it and some freezer paper to the … Read More »
I’ve been so reclusive here – I felt the need to introduce myself again!
I’m a wife & mom.
I’m a sewist & quilter.
I’m an author & designer.
I’m a blogger & podcaster.
I love being and doing all these different things, but there have been a lot of challenges in the area of balance, lately! I know you can relate, we all seem to live in one state of busyness or another. This summer this space was at the bottom of my list of priorities, but I’m coming out of hiding, and plan to share lots in the coming weeks!
My kids started back to school last week, it was bittersweet as usual – I love having them home with me, but also appreciate the quiet that settles over the house while they are busy learning. And so, I’ve been working on getting back … Read More »
Last week, I decided I needed a project that was just for me, and that hand work would be better than machine sewing for right now. So I went to my library, and pulled all the books I could find with some hand appliqué projects included. I was a little shocked to find so many books already in my stash! (I’ve listed them all below)
Fresh Picked Posies: 12 Quilt Blocks to Applique from Piece O’ Cake Designs
The Rose of Sharon Block Book: Winning Designs from the EQ6 Challenge
A Batch of QuiltSoup: Fun Patchwork and Easy Appliqué Patterns
Home Sweet Quilt: Fresh, Easy Quilt Patterns from Jillily Studio
Scrap-Applique Playground: Turn Quilting Scraps into Fun Applique Fabrics
Hand-Appliquéd Quilts: Beautiful Designs & Simple Techniques
Hand Quilted With Love
All of these books have a slightly different method, and directions – I’m learning that it really is … Read More »