One of the really great things about my job is meeting new designers. I usually "meet" their quilts before I actually meet them. Luckily for me Sandra Clemons lives close by so I got to meet her for real this time!
Don't you just LOVE this quilt? You can find it here:
I wanted to show you my little trick for making the curved handles on Applique Block 4. These are tricky to do with my normal starch and press technique so I use freezer paper here.
First, cut the handle shape out of freezer paper. Since the handle has a specific orientation I made sure I traced the handle on the sticky side of the freezer paper.
Then I ironed it to the wrong side of my fabric.
I cut the fabric out, leaving a scat 1/4" seam allowance and clipped my inside curves.
Then I basted the seam allowance to the wrong side.
It gets a little lumpy so I pressed after I basted.
Then I put it together with the body of the watering can using basting glue. I will bast this to my applique back ground and stitch. After the stitching is done, I remove the basting stitches and cut open the wring side of the background and pull out the freezer paper.
Good Morning bloggy friends! I hope everyone had a happy holiday weekend. Here is a hot of my design wall this Monday morning. This is the next applique block in the Be Happy BOM. I will have the download up for you on Friday. On Wednesday I will have a little tutorial on how I did the handle on the watering can.
Be sure to visit Judy's blog for some more Monday morning inspiration.