Hilary G watching the flowers grow.
Hilary has created this window art based on a book by Eric Carle. We wait for the flower to appear.
Below A Jelly Roll /Bosal rug stitched by Hilary G.
A Diary of my UFO using a pack bought at the Northern Quilt Exhibition September 1st 2019.
Always on the lookout for a new ( to me ) idea I came across Sylvia Grayson’s stall where she was selling a pack to sew FUSIBLE THREAD APPLIQUE.
In the pack were two patterns, detailed instructions a reel of fusible thread and a mocrofiliment thread, all I needed were scraps of fabric to make the Dahlia.
I found the instructions very easy to follow and below is stage 1 of the large Dahlia pattern ironed on to a backing fabric.
Having pressed the pattern onto its backing fabric it then needs top stitching to fasten it down securely. Sylvia used a satin stitch to complete her design but my skills were not up to this so I used other embroidery stitches to embellish the design.
Below. Stage 2 of my project, the backing fabric is trimmed and the Dahlia ready for the next stage. I think I might add beads or other embellishments before attaching the Dahlia to its final backing fabric.
I found the fusible thread easy to work with and am already planning other applique projects where I will use it.