Applique Practice

This past week, in order to get together with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching friends, I made slow steady progress on my applique practice orange peel/melon seed block.


1.  Fabrics were chosen from my Kaffe collection.


2.  Watched a few youtube videos on needle turn applique presented by Becky Goldsmith of Piece O Cake Designs.  These informative clips supplement their books very nicely.  Thanks Becky!



3.  Unearthed from my sewing stash a box of vintage unused Zwicky thread that was an estate sale purchase. I gather from my quick online research that Zwicky is now part of Guttermann.



4.  Ready, set, sew!




12 comments

  1. Hi Jill! Your block is very pretty, I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and your vintage box of threads is great!

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  2. Lovely work, love those spunky colors!

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  3. Jill looks like you have everything you need. I think Becky's video are the best so you are in good hands. Those Kaffe Fassett fabrics should keep your interest and make your project fun!

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  4. Love those bright fabrics ... so cheerful! Am I the only blogging quilter who's not making peels? I have been wanting to try my hand at appliqué ... maybe I should try some peels?

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  5. Looks like fun! I like your version with the Kaffe fabrics!

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  6. Such pretty fabrics for your new adventure with needle and thread. Good choice on the shape - very forgiving and fun to make.

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  7. These are great to practice applique stitching... lots of curves and points to try.
    Love the fabrics you have!

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  8. I have not attempted needle turn appliqué, but I sure do admire it. Your fabrics will make gorgeous orange peels!

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  9. oh Jill what fun you must be having with those gorgeous fabrics! And thread :) Congrats and hope it stays fun for you ... then you can teach me! lol Kathi

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  10. pretty fabrics, I love working in Kaffes or brights for a change sometimes. They are just happy fabrics! can't wait to see this as a quilt
    Kathie

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  11. Your orange peels are going to be beautiful done in those fabrics! Have fun! :0)

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  12. I have always enjoyed applique. You are using some beautiful fabrics for yours. Don't you just love You-Tube!

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