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Thread: My 1st attempts at Applique

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    Senior Member Tilladare's Avatar
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    Finally got some pics taken of my 1st few applique blocks...
    Would really welcome feedback on how I can improve my work.
    These were all done with needle turn technique.
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    Very good. Love the flowers.

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    Improve????!!!!???
    Beautiful!

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    They look very good to me, and it's your first attempt? Wow! Just keep at it, and you qill be a pro in no time. Great job!

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    Beyond excellent work! Your applique is lovely. Can't wait to see all the blocks together!!!

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    it's perfect! No improvements needed!

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    Wow, that's a lot of work. They are beautiful. Good job.

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    I think there very pretty, the way they are...

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    Great job & excellent work!!

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    Looks good. Lovely colorful flowers.

    I like how you've added accent stitching. I would keep adding accents to each flower, and continue with the simple stem line on each of the leaves if even only from the base of the leaf outward just a short way. Hope this makes sense.

    Where did you get the pattern for these flowers?

    Keep us updated with pictures as you progress.

    Pam M

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    Those are great. Love the colors.

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    Great looking applique to me. I love the bright fabrics you chose for the flowers.

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    What exactly do you think needs improving? They look great to me!

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    Looks good to me you should be very proud of your work!! Thanks for sharing.

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    The flowers were drawn by an extremely talented lady who works at one of our LQS here in Denver. I can't take credit for the colors, they are hers. I hope to finish the embroidery details on the latest 2 blocks this week.

    As for what I want to improve, I have a lot of trouble getting pieces placed correctly, so could really use tips for that... My points are pretty rounded still on slender leaves and such...
    I guess my real problem is that when I look at my work, I see the errors much easier than the good parts.

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    What are you going to improve on. Beautiful!

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    Looking good...applique is very addictive, so be aware, this is the start of a very long relationship! The flowers and colours are lovely and well done for using embroidery to add an extra dimension. Always save interesting fabrics/beads/sequins/and other potential embellishments in little containers....you never know when you are going to need a dewdrop on a leaf or a shimmer on some grass....

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    They look very nice. I'm trying to learn needle turn myself and it is not an easy technique. Practice does seem to help me improve. Do you use the short applique pins and a straw needle?

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    Great job!

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    Improve? Looks like you've got it to me. They're gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilladare
    The flowers were drawn by an extremely talented lady who works at one of our LQS here in Denver. I can't take credit for the colors, they are hers. I hope to finish the embroidery details on the latest 2 blocks this week.

    As for what I want to improve, I have a lot of trouble getting pieces placed correctly, so could really use tips for that... My points are pretty rounded still on slender leaves and such...
    I guess my real problem is that when I look at my work, I see the errors much easier than the good parts.
    We have a tendency to be more critical on our own work. I think it is wonderful.

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    they look great!

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    Ive done very little applique but it looks great to me

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    Looks great for your first attempt. Pretty pretty pretty..

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    isn't applique fun, I'm so addicted. I started a few months back and now I cant stop. lol

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