This gorgeous kit (Flowerdale by Gail Pan Designs) had been in my sewing box for about 5 years, as when it first arrived I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of applique that it involved. Now I've made a start on it, I don't know what all the fuss was about! Using the applique paper and a glue stick together with the apliquick rods really suits my style of sewing. The important thing is to be accurate in the tracing and then the cutting out of the applique shapes...
...I use a few small spots of Roxanne's basting glue on the back of each prepared applique shape, and then press the shape into position on the background fabric. Once the glue is dry, I can then hand stitch the applique into place using a very fine thread - my favourites are YLI silk thread or Bottomline thread, in a neutral colour. Once all the applique has been completed, the blocks can be machine pieced together...
...and here's the completed Section B, combining the applique with the 9 patch blocks. I really love these fabrics (they're from the Blueberry Crumb Cake collection by Blackbird Designs for Moda) and can't wait to make a start on the next section at the weekend.
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