Sunday, April 24, 2011
Back to Applique
Now that spring is here, I want a hand project for warm weather. I have been thinking about an Orange Peel or Jacob's Coat for a long time. Seeing this one at the Armory got me psyched, so I did a little search online and found a quilt-along that Kellie of Don't Look Now started a while ago. Her method is appealing because the petals are appliqued onto 12" squares and cleverly sew together.in rows. Guess I won't be quilting along with too many others because from the looks of photos that the QAL members have posted, there are already finished quilts out there. I think that speaks volumes.
I love needle turn applique. Kellie has another way. Her method is to iron on a wash away stabilizer and glue down the turned edges in advance. I like the idea of prepping and having all those pieces ready to sew when the mood strikes. A bit daunting though - there are 49 main blocks and a total of 688 petals.
I believe that Jacob's Coat was a many colored splendid thing. I've pulled 172 fabrics from my stash, sorted them into color groups, ironed them and cut scraps large enough for 3 or 4 petals. The stabilizer has been ordered and I am HOPING that it is delivered before it is time to pack for the quilt retreat.
Oh right, I have already have a project packed!
Posted by beecee at 9:05 PM