Friday, May 5, 2017

The Applique Begins!

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I finally cut out the borders for Green Tea and Sweet Beans. The applique consists of a vine that starts in the bottom border and curves all the way around the quilt. Between the beginning and end of that vine, there's a little garden of flowers. It's made up of 5 flowers on stems with a few leaves thrown in as well.  Here's a picture of my applique all ready to be sewn on.

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I've got one stem appliqued so far. You can see my markings where the other flowers will be added. I plan on making stems and flowers for one section, doing the applique and then repeating the process to make my way around the quilt. I know it's time consuming but I think I'll love the look of the quilt with the applique border. It should be the perfect finish to this quilt!

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  1. Applique is a great part of quilt making that I enjoy also but these days my joints are really giving me trouble so I'm not doing any at this time. An applique border will be a lovely addition.

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    1. Time consuming but worth it! I used to hand quilt but my thumbs would always get so sore. I know how you feel! Hoping applique won't bother make me sore!

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  2. Oh this will be such a pretty border....what fun!! hugs, Julierose
    (I use the Clover rubber thimble with the metal tip in large over my thumb--which helps)

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! I'm going to look into that thimble. Sounds like it would help me.

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  3. Looks like a fun border to applique, not too many intricate pieces, but enough to make it the perfect border for your quilt.

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    1. Thanks, Em! Hope it looks as good as you make it sound!

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  4. Oh this is going to be fun! I should have loved to make Green Tea and Sweet Beans but my hands are not up to the applique and small pieces, but I am enjoying watching yours progress!

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  5. Thanks so much, Maureen! I've been working on the applique border and am finding it nice and relaxing. I'll post as soon as there's a good amount of progress to show!

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