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!
First, I placed it on the fabric so that most of the straight pieces are on the bias rather than the straight grain.
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.
I trimmed a small part of the seam allowance and prepped it before trimming more seam allowance…
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.
That wasn’t so hard, now was it??
This is the part I really enjoy…taking the freezer paper out!
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!
Since I don’t have any handquilting on the go right now, I am managing to get my hexies stitched together. Sweet!
Til next time…
7 thoughts on “Anchors Aweigh!”
I wish I’d seen this before I did the anchor
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That was a really good tip and the photos excellent. You make me feel that anything is possible in applique!!! Thank you.
Martha from Tellico Plains, TN
Every one of your posts are an inspiration to me. Are you using doubled freezer paper?
You handled that anchor perfectly! Very sure and steady hands that piece mustve taken! Love the hexie flowers.
Looking Good Kerry
Kerry, you are just amazing!
Always enjoy seeing how you manage the difficult pieces. I used your tip when doing the animals for the CWB.