Kellie has opened a beautiful shop in Fairfield called Cutting Cloth and is running a Raw Edge Applique beginners class featuring her 'Blackbirds' design
It looks easier than it is (well for me anyway). Going around the leaves three times ensures that you catch in the raw edges, I think I needed to go around a few more times especially on the curves. Practice makes perfect and by the time I got to the birds and trunk, I felt a little better.
When all the leaves, birds and trunk are on....phew took a while, then you sew the branches, leaf vein and birdies legs.
Its very important to hold a good tension on the material while you are doing the applique and my new quilting gloves helped a lot. This will ensure that your quilting will turn out without bumps (I hope)
Tomorrow is my last class and we are going to tackle the quilting. I've been practicing drawing swirls all week and even had a practice on the machine.
I am not so sure how I'm going to get those swirls in between those little leaves?? but I am sure Kellie will hold the secret. She has been a terrific bubbly teacher and very patient with us all. Her teaching room is ideal and last week she even had fruit and fudge to try and inspire us......
I'm looking forward to tomorrow and if my project quilting is worthy, I might even post another picture of the finished job.
Bye for now