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!!


  1. This is amazing. I love the colours and it makes me thing of eyes / peacock feathers.

  2. Thanks, it wasn't meant to be anything, it just sort of evolved!!

  3. I don't know where the last week has gone either, catching up with your last few blogs now. The above piece has a three dimensional quality,I feel like I could walk down the tunnel into a magical country and I love it. Sad about the sand dune erosion, glad I don't live in the flats by the nursing home!!!

  4. I don't know why certain words have turned blue and have been underlined in my post.