Applique is a technique that I've dreaded. Handsewing?! No thank you! One of the reasons I love to sew is the sewing MACHINE. I like power tools. So the idea of having to sew something by hand did not appeal. But guess what? I really liked making this block! Life is just full of surprises, isn't it? Our instructor taught us needle turn applique. There are many different applique techniques; I'd love to hear which one you use in the comments. It took me a while to decide how to lay out this block. We were given five different sized birds to make templates with. I chose the middle size and the smallest size. I think this layout worked well. I'm particularly fond of the background fabric, which is Lawn from Kate Spain's Central Park line. This line is basically sold out at most major online stores, but is still in stock at my LQS. I should probably pick up a yard before it's gone for good. Because we all know how much I need more fabric.
|All five blocks to date|