Filling a Vase One Flower At A Time

The first border of Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore” is not nearly as daunting as I thought it would be.  No really!  If you take a good look at the pieces, you will see that most of them are very simple shapes and easy to do.  There is just lots of them!!

I have most of the leaves prepped and glued onto my paper pattern.  This is proving to be a really effecient method because I have not lost a single piece!  DSCN5169

Once a few of the leaves were in place, I started to add the buds and flowers.




These flowers are so dainty and super-simple.  I love them!


Now, it’s time to add the teensy, tiny yellow centre.



Very dainty!


So, now it’s just a matter of adding each flower…one at a time…until you have a vase full of lovely flowers!




I am now going to make a pot of tea.  I have lots of stitching to do!


Til next time….



26 thoughts on “Filling a Vase One Flower At A Time

  1. In one of your posts, could you show how you go from a complicated pattern to the freezer paper pieces. Do you print more than one copy? or what do you do when they overlap. Enjoy your blog so much!!

    • Yes, I print more than one copy if I need to. But sometimes, if I only need a few pieces that might have been “wasted”, I might just trace them by hand on freezer paper. I will cover that topic in an upcoming post. Thanks for the idea!

  2. It is really looking good. I never learned your method of prepping the applique. The next time I get the opportunity to take a class I might just have to try it.

    • I used to do needle turn applique, and actually enjoyed the whole process. I saw this method demonstrated at the Applique Academy by Pearl of P3 Designs. I took a class from her and now have switched to this method. Once you get the hang of it, you would be surprised at how much easier and quicker it is. Really!!

  3. Hi… I found your blog by searching for hand applique blogs. I am truly in awe of your inspiring applique work. Really like everything you are working on. I did my first applique quilt last year. I love applique!

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