Basket of Appliqué
Create a lovely basket of flowers, using your favorite applique techniques or try a variety of new machine applique techniques for different sections of the bouquet. The pattern contains the designs for all the pieces, reversed for fusible applique, but also contains detailed instructions on how to create,using a turned edge technique with either freezer paper or wash-away templates.Detailed instructions for sewing machine set-up for hand look applique with monofilament thread further expand the details and options of the pattern. It also contains instructions for creating your own transparent overlay to utilize for pattern placement. Several of the flowers are made by weaving strips together and then reverse appliqueing. And, if that isn't enough additional information, the pattern also includes detailed information on creating both straight and bias stems. The instructions are complimented by detailed drawings and diagrams. This pattern contains 11 pages total. Create the wall hanging in classic colors, new baby pastels, or stitch in bright contemporary fabrics for a fun or whimsical look. A beautiful way to learn new techniques or a beautiful design to use your own tried and true applique methods.
I have been quilting for almost 20 years and teaching almost as long. I began as a traditonal quilter but learned the importance of stretching myself and having a creative outlet, when health issues started taking their toll on my original career as a physical therapist.
My creative journey veered into exploring more non traditional techniques and pattern and wall art design. As a teacher I wanted patterns which not only were original but also could teach a variety of techniques under one cover page.