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Thread: Blackbird Designs Love Letters Quilt

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    Blackbird Designs Love Letters Quilt

    I have never done needleturn applique until recently. I decided to start with a project that has larger shapes that would be easier to handle. This quilt has just 9 blocks-but each one is 28" square. I have four blocks done so far and am LOVING applique!

    Here is a pic of the four blocks I have completed so far
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    Better finished than perfect!!

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    Fantastic, looks like you definetly know what you are doing. Great job and very pretty.
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    I really like this pattern you are using. I too am a fledgling NT Appliquer. I went to your blog and it is indeed a unique way of doing it, well the bit about how you lay out your pattern on the background peice with freezer paper. I may try that. I iron my FP templates to the back of my applique pieces and leave it there, using it as a guide to turn my seam allowance under. It works really well, along with clipping curves. I remove the FP after it has been appliqued down when I cut away my background fabric. I have only done a small bit so far but am totally hooked. Like you I was also so envious of people who could do it. My first attempts done when I first started quilting were a miserable failure and I prematurely abandoned all hope of ever doing it. But now, like you, I really enjoy it and am actively pursuing NT applique patterns. Here is a picture of what I did.
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    Oh my gosh. Beautiful. And the patience you must have! Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    I really like this pattern you are using. I too am a fledgling NT Appliquer. I went to your blog and it is indeed a unique way of doing it, well the bit about how you lay out your pattern on the background peice with freezer paper. I may try that. I iron my FP templates to the back of my applique pieces and leave it there, using it as a guide to turn my seam allowance under. It works really well, along with clipping curves. I remove the FP after it has been appliqued down when I cut away my background fabric. I have only done a small bit so far but am totally hooked. Like you I was also so envious of people who could do it. My first attempts done when I first started quilting were a miserable failure and I prematurely abandoned all hope of ever doing it. But now, like you, I really enjoy it and am actively pursuing NT applique patterns. Here is a picture of what I did.
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    Some say it is hard to applique using batiks. Looks like you are not having any problems. Great job!

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    FF-your NT applique is wonderful! I have tried your method of ironing the freezer paper to the back of the applique pieces, but I have decided that I like the stability that leaving the background fabric intact gives me, (especially with such a large piece of fabric like my current project) so I abandoned that method. I may rethink it with a smaller project. Have you tried the Frixion pens? They are awesome!
    Better finished than perfect!!

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    marcia...just read your 'method' and sounds very reasonable to me...will give it a try...love your blocks

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    You both are doing beautiful work!

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    Beautiful Blocks! Keep up the good work
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    Beautiful applique.

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    Wow. Good luck with the rest, but in truth I don't think you need luck, as you are doing a great job.

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    Both of you are doing a great job. I have done some Needle turn and hope to do more.
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    I love the work both of you are doing....in particular, Marcia, I like yours as I'm a more traditional quilter. If that's one of your first projects, good heavens I can't imagine what your 10th or 20th will look like! So professional -- and so exquisitely done!

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    The blocks are beautiful!
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    Beautiful work. I "cheat" with applique. I stitch fusible web to the right side of my fabric, turn it out, iron in place, then stitch in place.

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    Beautifully done.

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    Absolutely beautiful!!! You are doing a fantastic job! I love the acorns!
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    You are doing a wonderful job!!! Really pretty!!!!

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    beautiful!

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    Awesome blocks! I keep thinking I want to do some NT but don't seem to get around to it! Yours is gorgeous!

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    that is really a great job, enjoy the process

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    Beautiful and I am going to read your blog. Gotta see this technique for NT Thanks for sharing
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    That is a beautiful job !
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    doing a wonderful job

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebbE View Post
    I love the work both of you are doing....in particular, Marcia, I like yours as I'm a more traditional quilter. If that's one of your first projects, good heavens I can't imagine what your 10th or 20th will look like! So professional -- and so exquisitely done!
    Thank you DebbE. That's so sweet of you to say that!
    Better finished than perfect!!

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