Block 2 "Louise" has been started! This is part of The Sopwell Ladies Basket Society Quilt, designed by Gail Pan Designs - I'm using the applique paper and glue stick method along with Apliquick tools, and hand sewing it in place with Aurifil 80wt thread. The pattern templates are traced onto applique paper, and carefully cut out on the drawn lines. The applique shapes are then fused onto the wrong side of the fabric. Using a pair of Perfect Scissors by Karen Kay Buckley, I've cut a scant quarter inch seam allowance around each shape. A fabric glue pen (my favourite brand is Sewline) is drawn along the seam allowance of the fabric, the edges turned over and then pressed in place with Apliquick tools. A few dots of Roxanne's basting glue temporarily holds the applique shapes onto the background fabric, then it is secured in place using Aurifil 80wt thread in a mid grey colour and a Clover Black Gold applique needle. The tiny stitches come through the side of the shape, not on the top of the shape, then back down into the background fabric, so they are almost invisible!
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