A while back I was in one of my favorite quilt shops when I found this intriguing template. Since I am always looking for ways to appliqué stuff I bought it and I thought Miss Amy would be the perfect place to try it out.
First I made sure that the background was cut so that I could get the right number of sawteeth in the border. Then I traced the template onto the wrong side of the center appliqué. In retrospect, I found I needed to see this line from the front so I went back over my tracing with a blue pen (the one the disappears when you get it wet)
Next I pinned my border fabric strip to the front of the appliqué. Then from the back I basted along the drawn line (sorry forgot to get that shot). I also basted along the edge too.
After all that basting was done I trimmed the excess fabric.
And started turning and stitching to finish the border.
Here is a shot at the back.
This whole process took about as much time as piecing so I’m torn as to whether I like it or not. I think it will depend on my mood and what type of border I am doing.
Now I am off to do my Thanksgiving shopping. This year we are doing a gluten free meal since my niece can’t have any gluten. It’s going to be a challenge finding pie stuff but luckily I live in a mecca for people with weird diets so I think I will have success.
I’ll be back next week with MORE news (hopefully) on 2012’s Block of the Month!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone