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Thread: First Attempt At Hand Applique

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    Super Member quilter1962's Avatar
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    This is my first attempt at hand applique - I started small! :lol:

    Each individual flower which makes up the Geranium head is held in place with 3 French Knots. For the veins on the Geranium leaves I used 2 strands of DMC thread.
    Still not too sure whether I am going to make it into a small wall hanging or a cushion cover. I also thought of adding binding made out of the buttermilk fabric to frame it or maybe black to bring out the French Knots on the flowers - what do you ladies advise?

    Tisha.
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    Trish, that is lovely, depending in where you maybe putting this I would go for a black edging, but then I always do favour darker colours.
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    You have done a beautiful job and I love it. I would go with the black or a dark green

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    Very pretty. You can use any of the colors from the piece in the binding. Dark green, red, or black.

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    Wow -- very nice! (Sure you don't want to make a big king-size quilt like that???)

    I think a dark green would frame it nicely.

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    Very nice, you did a great job :D

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    My goodness, it looks like you're already a professional!!! Looks gorgeous!!!

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    I wish I could do a first attempt like your's!!! I love it!!! :D

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    Wow, your first attempt is awesome! You have to make more!

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    Tisha, Great Job. Thanks for sharing.

    Panda

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    That is beautiful.. where did you get the idea/find the pattern??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXIES2
    Trish, that is lovely, depending in where you maybe putting this I would go for a black edging, but then I always do favour darker colours.
    Katherine
    Katherine, Darlene, MadQuilter, Joyce - thanks for your comments I think I am tending to lean towards a black binding/edging to make the French Knots pop out.
    Will post once completed.
    Joyce - this is one block of 9 I think - each one is a different flower, it would take me years to get it made :lol:

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    Very nice, you did a great job :D
    Thanks Ruth - do you want to have a bash at this one :wink:

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    My goodness, it looks like you're already a professional!!! Looks gorgeous!!!
    Ellie

    Your so kind - I need to practice more though I think :D

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Rainer
    I wish I could do a first attempt like your's!!! I love it!!! :D
    Diana

    Thank you for your comments, if I can do it so can you - I'll be more than happy to pass you on the pattern if you want to give it a go. :D

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    Wow, your first attempt is awesome! You have to make more!
    Chele

    Thanks for your comments - you are too kind. Make more, who me :lol:
    Maybe once I retire :wink:

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by youme
    Tisha, Great Job. Thanks for sharing.

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    Panda

    Thank you for your comments - you know me happy to share anytime :wink:

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippy
    That is beautiful.. where did you get the idea/find the pattern??
    Tippy

    Thanks for your comments - I have the pattern if you want a copy PM me with your email address & I'll forward it onto you. There are about 9 different flower blocks in total. Each one as beautiful as each other. :wink:

    Tisha

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    Great job - hard to believe you have not been doing applique for years!

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    This is your first try. You are a natural. That is beautiful. I would make it a wall hanging.

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    Absolutely beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Great job - hard to believe you have not been doing applique for years!
    Moonpi

    Thanks for your comments, I have been putting this hand applique technique off for ages - it's time consumming but I have to say I did enjoy it. :D

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    This is your first try. You are a natural. That is beautiful. I would make it a wall hanging.
    Littlehud

    Thanks for your comments. A wall hanging it shall be then !!!! :wink:

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by live2teach
    Absolutely beautiful!
    Well thank you Heather :D

    Tisha

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    Tisha, Did you use freezer paper to applique?

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