I have been experimenting with appliqué for a quilt I’m working on. My experiment is part paper snowflakes and part Hawaiian quilt. I started with paper, made my diagram and cut.
Then I applied the ‘snowflake’ to another ugly material from my stash to make a raw edged appliqué. I never appliquéd before so any suggestions are welcome. Here’s the result.
On the quilt top, for which I am experimenting, the appliqué will be blue on a white background. The thread will be the blue of the appliqué so it will not show up like the prototype. The quilt has stars and quite a bit of negative space, so I thought I’d experiment with my version of merging Hawaiian quilt technique (a loose definition of it) and paper snowflakes. Hopefully, I’ll be able to show you some of the quilt top in a few days. Of course, I’d probably save myself a lot of time if I just watched some videos to learn how to appliqué, but that would be too easy…and not as much fun. Suggestions?