Sunday, January 26, 2014


I taught the second of the two part applique class Saturday, and people had things to show and tell, thank goodness.  One lady said she likes the dryer sheet method best, but I told her to keep trying and she will find other methods to like, too.  Yesterday, people worked on needle turn and bias strips.  Cutting a strip on the bias turned out to be a little challenging for some, but everyone ended up with a block pinned and then basted into a heart.  At the end, I explained reverse applique but didn't have a chance to get everyone working on one.

It turned out that the hearts were a good choice for this class.  The last two times I've taught applique, it seemed no one finished their projects.  This way, they can make something out of all of the blocks or just a few, depending on their moods, needs, etc.  Together, the hearts would make a cute baby quilt. 

Here are some of the blocks I've made as class samples.  I have a few more to finish up, and then I'll figure out what to do - maybe a table runner?  Place mats?
I made a mug rug out of the sample I did with a dryer sheet on the back.  I machine appliqued it, as I knew I didn't want to keep it in with the other hand appliqued pieces.

Now who will be the lucky recipient.....?

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I need to make some new mug rugs, I never have made many of these.