Thursday, 17 October 2013

85 fiddly leaf appliques

Yes, 85 of them. And I swear the fiddly shapes took longer to cut than they did to applique! Twice around each one in free-motion, quilting at the same time.

Oh, and about 300inches of 3/16in wide stems to applique carefully... twice... along both sides....

I enjoyed all the applique except the stems, where any tiny lack of precision shows. And I loved quilting the little curlicue tendrils - I drew them all in first with my air-erasable marker. The rest of the quilt is essentially (but not perfectly) symmetrical, but I chose to add different tendrils as fancy took me. It's still coming along nicely.

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