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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Another thing to learn

I'm wishing, I'm dreaming (isn't that from Cinderella? I think it is.) Anyway, since I am working so hard on getting stuff caught up and not committing to things, I have been getting excited at the thought of doing some things that I want to do. Of course that list is very very lengthy. Although I have been quilting for years, most all of my quilting experience has been simple blocks, Foundation paper piecing, and memory quilts.

I really really want to branch out and learn so many things! One thing on my list is applique. I have done alot of raw edge machine applique but I want to learn the pretty stuff. I found this book at my library recently:

It teaches freezer paper applique, starch applique, needle turn, turned edge machine applique, etc.
I have added it to my Amazon wishlist. High priority!
Now, one thing that I want to be sure to do is take things only a bit at a time.
 Even though I plan to learn applique in the future right now my learning is in the EPP field. 
More on how I am doing with that tomorrow....


Mabry Mill block AD

 You need to be VERY careful when doing piece 2. It goes at an odd angle. Just use a larger piece of fabric and you will be fine. 


Fiona said...

haha.. there are so many things I want to try and learn.... your EPP is looking good


Linda said...

I really like Applique work. I find hand sewing to be relaxing. I don't do much of it though. I've done maybe a couple of simple projects with it. Maybe once this Landscape project is done (looks great btw) we will tackle Applique together :). lol

Stray Stitches said...

This last year I began hand applique and absolutely love it. Like Linda above, I find it very relaxing. I have begun to explore the different kinds of machine applique but haven't tried the turned edge machine applique that you mention. Looks like a great book.
Your Mabry Mill block looks great!

Angie said...

WOW you are one busy, learning lady!!
It's inspiring !

Heather said...

I love applique! I haven't done it in a long time. As soon as I get a few of my other projects crossed off my list I will have to make an applique project.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The paper piecing is coming nicely. I like to do different Applique methods - sometimes mix them to get the look I want - which makes the quilt police get grey hair.

Marcia Wachuta said...

I have tried the freezer paper applique'. It works great but I am not fond of hand sewing --- so it is not my thing. I like your plan of not committing to too much! It makes sense for all of us!