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Thread: Affairs of the Heart, my first 16 blocks completed

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    Super Member jillnjo's Avatar
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    I'm wondering, too, what method you decided to use for the applique? I can't tell you how beautiful those blocks are! I so want to do applique, but I have some arthritis in my left thumb and it hinders me, especially when I feel clumsy at it anyway. I keep telling myself that if I felt comfortable with a method, I would do fine with a little pain!
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    Thanks everyone for your kind words
    I had a quick look for the video and of course I couldn't find it What I do is trace the design on to freezer paper, then iron my traced copy to another piece of freezer paper so that I have 2 layers. I then cut out all my pieces and iron them on to the wrong side of my fabric ( I use batiks so there is not really a wrong side LOL). I then cut out my pieces leaving around 1/4" all round (usually a little smaller), then using a small paint brush dipped in a starch and water solution, I put the starch on my seam allowance, with a mini iron I iron my seam allowance down using the freezer paper as my guide. As the fabric is wet, it goes aound curves really well, I clip my inside curves so they sit better. I then peel off my freezer paper and stitch down using silk thread.
    I have to go out today, but I will have another look for that video when I get back.
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    That is drop dead gorgeous!!!!! Your quilt will be absolutely beautiful!!!!
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    Absolutely Beautiful!!!!!! Someday I am going to do this quilt. I have the book, fabric, thread....just have to get brave enough to do it. LOVE IT!!!!!
    Happy Quilting.

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    Beautiful blocks, the colors are so rich looking. An excellent job!

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    Very pretty. Love the colors.

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    Very pretty, love the bright colors.

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    Gorgeous! Is it hard to applique on the black background, opposed to white ?

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    Your workmanship is exquisite. Love the pattern, the colors, all of it. I would still be on the first block. Can't wait to see the finished project. Beautiful, beautiful.

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    This is absolutely stunning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepshed View Post
    Gorgeous! Is it hard to applique on the black background, opposed to white ?
    I've never appliqued on white so I don't know LOL. I used the Clover coloured tracing paper to put the design on the black fabric and then applique my pieces down. Is white easier?
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    Absolutely beautiful works of art!

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    I love it! I love the gold stitching. I want it! Marvelous work!
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    stunning...i can't believe you think those blocks are easy!!! ...wonderful job...just gorgeous!
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    Those are just gorgeous. Love them all.
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    Can't wait to see the rest of this beauty! You're doing a marvelous job so far!

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    Absolutely gorgeous

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    Breathtaking! Love those vivid colors.
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    WOW Your blocks are stunning.
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    Stunning!!!!!!

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    Stunning, I love appliqued quilts.

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    beautiful and wonderful

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    They all look spectacular!!!
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    Beautiful work! My compliments on your color selection and skills. Turned edge applique is time consuming, and to do it well requires patience and conviction...you are executing the technique flawlessly. Well done!
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    WOW, they are absolutely stunning. If the rest you have to do are as good as these, you are going to have one very beautiful quilt !! What a feast for the eyes.
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