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Tried my hand at reverse applique!

Old 04-25-2013, 07:15 AM
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While I was up visiting my Great-Aunt Ruth in Nova Scotia, she answered a million and one quilting questions. There were techniques I'd been interested in trying (machine applique and paper-piecing) that I had a hard time jumping into without a little hands-on instruction. After I successfully completed my first little applique project, she decided I should try my hand at reverse applique!

The tulip pattern was one that she'd made several years ago and thought would be a relatively simple, if slightly fiddly, first project. I completed the whole thing in several hours, even with three separate incidents of binding boo-boo's that had to be unpicked (she also showed me how to neatly and "invisibly" bind).

Not perfect, especially since this was only my second time ever doing any sort of applique, but I think that it turned out pretty! It will be a gift for my Aunt Judy, to hang in her window while she recovers from surgery.


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Old 04-25-2013, 07:17 AM
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I think you did a great job!
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:23 AM
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you did a fantastic job. that's one technique i've been avoiding.
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Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
you did a fantastic job. that's one technique i've been avoiding.
It was deceptively simple with the right tools! Just a lot of tracing and cutting - the cutting was definitely the most fiddly and time-consuming bit. And thank you!
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Wonderful job!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wonderful job and so pretty!!!
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Beautiful!
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Great job!!!
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Are the edges of the dark fabric turned under? Did you do your stitches by hand or machine? It looks perfect to me!!!
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You did a great job! Like the pattern and fabrics
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