Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Extended Sample Showing Hard Edge Applique

10th December 2013

I don't know where the last 5 days went!!

I have been busy experimenting and making gifts and cards but decided I must do some course work today after a long beach walk in the sun!!

 Sadly there was a lot of sand dune erosion from the storm last week.




I needed to make another extended sample so found some of my dyed fabrics, cut out some circles...


...chose a backing fabric...


..and used Bondaweb to attach....


...then stitched in various widths of satin stitch...


...using different threads including silver grey(not too sparkly!)

I backed this with a fine wadding to give a quilted effect around the applique. I used my blue/green variegated thread in straight stitch with the final circle in fine silver satin stitch.


I enjoyed my project and do like these colours, they remind me of the sea!

This sample could be made into a wall hanging or the front of a cushion!!

My next project for the course is a sample of soft edged applique so watch this space!!