Wednesday 8 January 2014

Final Extended Sample for Soft Edge Applique

8th January 2014

I have spent a very enjoyable 2 hours free machining using a variety of threads including variegated and metallic.

I started by backing a piece of black  cotton  velvet with a medium weight Vilene then ironed on 4 circles of my dyed fabric backed with the wonderful Bondaweb!!

A poor photo as the velvet is really black!

Next I stitched in free motion using both straight and zigzag....

..we had some brilliant fireworks on Boxing Night and that inspired was my inspiration, just pleased it worked!!

I think this idea would look good on a book cover or to decorate a cushion or bag and it was great fun to do!

Now I have to put all my samples in my book and prepare for my 2nd and last assessment.....


  1. This is right up my street ... I love it! The colours and metallic threads are perfect and create the firework effect perfectly.

  2. This is really pretty Irene and yes, what a great design for a bag!