Thursday, February 20, 2020


Thank you SIMPLY MODERNE for publishing this fun 
combination of paper piecing and applique'.
I did pretty well matching my colors
to make it cheerful.
Paper piecing trick: 
I collect notions and such and one of 
the items are the old heavy metal irons.
They are great weights for pressing
a pile of paper pieced blocks FLAT!!

There is an addition of some bias strips 
to the simple paper pieced blocks 
 to create the larger branches. 
I also stitched in some 
little skinny ones for texture.
Then my favorite part...the APPLIQUE'!!!
This is raw edge applique' where wavy lines
were added to the vines for texture .

Lastly, my label.
Here is my lazy label trick...
Fold a square in half to create a triangle, place the 
raw edges of the triangle within the binding 
seam allowance and stitch in place with 
a 1/8" seam just to hold until the binding is added.
THEN, use a sharpie or micron pen to write on it.
Of course the more I look at this photo, pretty sure
I skipped the triangle and wrote directly on that back.
Take that for lazy:)

 Here is the cover of Issue #20 of 
where you will find
Isn't that cover quilt gorgeous too?!!

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