Don't you just love it when you find hidden treasure? I was sorting through my sewing box and found this gorgeous kit that I'd bought way back in July 2011. It's called Flowerdale and is by the Australian designer Gail Pan Designs. The kit uses fabrics from the Blueberry Crumb Cake collection by Blackbird Designs for Moda. When it first arrived I was a bit daunted by the applique, but as I've been practising my technique with other projects over the past couple of years I don't think I'm going to struggle too much!...
...I used applique paper, a glue stick and apliquick rods for the applique, and each shape was hand stitched into place with a very fine YLI silk thread and an applique needle. The stems were made with strips of fabric cut on the bias, and Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Stems. Then once all of the appliqued blocks had been completed, they were machine pieced together along with some nine-patch blocks and 2.5" squares. This shows a sneak peek of Section A. This is the first quilt that I've made with a pattern by Gail Pan, and I'm absolutely loving it!
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