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…