Anchors Aweigh!

Now that the leaves, flowers and most of the ship is stitched, it is time to start the anchor.  It is just a teensy bit challenging, so I thought I would show you how I tackled it.   You can see it is a little on the small side.  Just take a deep breath!

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First, I placed it on the fabric so  that most of the straight pieces are on the bias rather than the straight grain.

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Next, I reverse appliqued the inner circle.  When I do fiddley pieces like this, I don’t cut out the whole piece at once, just the section I am working on.  It is easier to handle if it a big piece of fabric.  No doubt about it, this is a tiny seam allowance, so I used just a dab of Fray Check on the seam allowance.

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I trimmed a small part of the seam allowance and prepped it before trimming more seam allowance…

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These right angles can be tricky, so I fold the section to be prepped towards myself so I can really get my mini-iron in the corner.

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That wasn’t so hard, now was it??

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This is the part I really enjoy…taking the freezer paper out!

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So once that was done, I placed it on the block, along with the rope, which I will be honest, was a piece of cake compared to the anchor!

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Since I don’t have any handquilting on the go right now, I am managing to get my hexies stitched together.  Sweet!

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Til next time…

Kerry

 

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7 thoughts on “Anchors Aweigh!

  1. You handled that anchor perfectly! Very sure and steady hands that piece mustve taken! Love the hexie flowers.

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