Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Vining for you

The problem with hand applique is that progress is slow.  I added blue centers to the flowers in the upper right corner of the section I put in the last post. 

Then I lost interest and started drawing the flowers that drew me to Esther's mystery quilt  in the first place onto the back of a strip which will be the bottom of my revised quilt.

For several evenings, I've been adding vines.


And more vines.  I have a couple more stems to add then it's on to leaves, and at long last those flowers that I love.

9 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

The very last blog I looked at had a tutorial for some fused applique. When I got to the close-up detail of the zig-zaggy edge, I had to quit looking. I am so glad your post was next on the list! Yeah, it's slow but I was taught that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well. Thanks for restoring my faith in today's quilters.

Ethne said...

Looking good - lovely bright colours - nice to see Esther's patterns done with your own feel

Deborah O'Hare said...

This is going to be gorgeous!

susiloci said...

Maravillosos apliques....son perfectos!!!!!

Bunny said...

Looks fantastic nice job and nice creativity.

ANudge said...

May be slow but it is beautiful work! I'm in awe of you teeny, tiny stems.

LynCC said...

I am SO IN LOVE with the back-basting method! I use it ALL THE TIME. Just thought I'd let you know since I first learned of it at your blog. :) It's AWESOME for those pesky Baby Janes, and I even like it for all the vines and vines and vines on a central panel I just started. Thanks for the tutorials!

Charming's Mama said...

Your applique really looks lovely. Are you using batiks? And if so do they handle well or are they too stiff? I imagine they don't fray much though.

Esther said...

Looks wonderful! I know, it's time consuming...but so worth it, look at the results!

I must admit though, I do love freezer paper applique too because I am a bit impatient...