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!
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.
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”
It looks beautiful!!
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!
Oh my how beautiful!
Thanks so much!
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 have some how-to videos on my website. Check them out, I hope you find them helpful!
You make it look so easy. Thanks again for the process sharing. It is inspiring.
Thanks for following the process!
You are such a patient woman!
Thank you. Patient only when it comes to quilting!!
I came across your blog via fabrictherapy. Love the appliqué your working on. Neat method too!
Thanks! The method is pretty simple, just takes a bit of practice!
I am staring at the tip of my finger in disbelief, imagining a little yellow dot there. Jeepers!
I know…crazy for sure!!
Love those little bitty flowers! Very sweet.:)
Thanks, Audrey. Love what you are doing on your blog!! Keep inspiring us!
I do needle turn applique and can’t imagine doing it this way. Very interesting. Would love to see a tutorial on how you wrap your applique pieces.
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!!
Forgot to mention, I have videos on my website showing the technique I use. Hopefully, you will find the videos helpful!
Once again amazing work. I have just spent most of the morning touring your blog. So much good information here.
Thanks! If I wasn’t quilting, I would probably be expected to do housework. Yikes!
Kerry, your borders are coming along so beautifully! Love the colors you’ve picked. Did you turn the edge of the yellow dot?
Yes, I did, believe it or not!! Thanks for the comment, nice to hear from you!
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!
Glad to hear you love applique! What method do you use?