I spent a couple of evenings prepping some applique for Section D of Flowerdale (pattern by Gail Pan Designs fabrics from the Blueberry Crumb Cake collection by Blackbird Designs for Moda). As you can see, the applique paper has been fused to the WS of the fabric, and the edges are then turned over with apliquick rods. I use a few spots of Roxanne's basting glue rather than applique pins to ho;d the applique shapes into place before hand stitching them. I tend to use a wooden skewer to add small "dots" of glue to the back of the applique shapes. The smaller bottles come with a couple of needles for applying glue, but they tend to get clogged so I've found using the skewer is much easier!...
...on Sunday morning it was the best part of the day! A cuppa and some hand sewing while everyone else is still asleep. I use a very fine neutral coloured thread for hand sewing the applique into place - my favourites are YLI silk thread or bottomline, and I use a very fine applique needle...
...and here's Section D, appliqued and machine pieced together with Aurifil 50wt thread. The next step is to join this to the other sections, then it will be ready for the borders.
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