Yes, I can do appliqué, but really under special circumstances. There is a story behind this, so stick with me...
Oh about a year or so ago, one of my closest friends had asked me to make a block for her. She actually asked each of her friends to make a block. It was of a particular pattern and she wanted it to reflect our individual personalities.
This block is from a Quilt Soup Pattern, All Dolled Up. It is of a lady in a hat. Because I don't usually do appliqué, I had put it off and put it off. Justine, my friend, kept asking me where the block was... I kept saying that I would do it. You know how that goes procrastination?
Anyway, now my friend is moving and I am quite sad. Yesterday was the day! I actually started to make the block and I must say I like it. Justine likes to use Steam A Seam and a buttonhole stitch, so that is how I am doing this for her.
But, I first fused all the pieces to the right side of the fabrics... ACK!!! So I had to do all the tracing and cutting a second time... See why I don't do appliqué usually?
Enough talking... here is where I am at...
Of course I am using Kaffe Fassett fabrics, because Justine knows this is totally me! I want her to remember that too! See the little flower button? That will get sewn on after I do the stitching.
Plus, I will add a little more bling as well.
Here is the entire block, fused and ready to stitch. I even added decorative ribbon for a necklace. Let's hope I don't mess up the stitching.
I will miss you, Justine, and I hope this block acts as a small remembrance of our quilty friendship.
Until Next Time...