Sunday, July 1, 2012

Applique Close Ups

I have filled in part of the section in the lower left corner.  I added several stems and have two sets of 3 leaves basted in place.

In answer to the questions posed after my last post, this is all needle turn applique using the back-basting technique, except for the stems, for which I used bias strips.

The other request that I had was to post some close ups...so, here you go.

The flowers and leaves are Esther Aliu's,  I'm just putting them together in different ways.

Watching Olympic trials tonight so I hope to get a few more leaves basted in place.

10 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

This is coming along just beautifully. Although I do not back baste, I am a great one for basting pieces in place and even pre-turning and baste some pieces to get them where I want them.
I was shocked at the last quilt show to see how many applique quilts were raw-edge, fused and stitched in zig-zag by machine. Some of the designs were lovely but the quickie technique made them so less attractive.
Your work always puts a smile on my face!

Sue Daurio said...

simply gorgeous!! I just can't get over how pretty that is.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Beautiful applique! The pictures caught my eye and I had to stop by and leave a comment. This is stunning!

Marj said...

I am enjoying watching your progress. The colors are beautiful. The added leaves are looking good.

Lynne said...

Even more lovely in close up!

Danielle Hudson said...

Just as beautiful as i suspected! Awesome!!!!! is this a slow process? I have never needles turned appliqued, and VERY LITTLE applique at all.

Sandy Weaver said...

Wow! Beautiful handwork! The colors and the flow of the stems are wonderful. I find applique work by hand so relaxing.

LynCC said...

So pretty! :) Hey - when you're working with areas that get several layers, like where flower petals overlap, do you trim away the back layers? Or does the bulk not make a real difference?

Archie the wonder dog said...

Oh my goodness...this is amazing!!!

Fiesta said...

Stunning!