Friday, August 10, 2007

More Applique Method

If you missed my tutorial on appliqué visit my earlier post.Applique Method
I decided to take the plunge (a really big step for me...teehee) and machine appliqué my block (not enough time to do everything by hand). I used the Invisafil thread in the top and in the bobbin. Most of the appliqué pieces blended fine with using the black thread but the star being so light needed the beige thread. I'm very happy with how this turned out...whew. I think I might do the machine appliqué more often. Hmmm...opens lots of possibilities, need to do more thinking on that.
Here is a close up of the machine appliqué. Don't know if you can see it but, I did a very small zig zag around all my shapes.

20 comments:

Guðrún said...

Thanks for the tutorial on the applique in your older post, there is always something new you can learn that´s for sure.

Bren said...

I can not see it which means you did it beautifully!!! Machine anything scares me! Applause to you!!!!!!

Carol said...

Looks wonderful!You did a great job!

Leigh said...

Thanks for sharing Wendy. You've done a brilliant job.

Susan said...

That's a great block. I have never used that thread, but have done lots of machine applique, usually with buttonhole stitch, my favorite stitch. This one turned out great!

Knot Garden said...

That turned out really well. I must try some machine applique.

Darlene said...

Someday I'm going to have to do a little machine applique - I love hand applique so much, though. LOL

It looks wonderful - I need to find that thread. I asked at one store earlier this week and they looked at me like I had two heads. grrr! LOL

Nan said...

You did such a wonderful job on your applique! It's gorgeous!! Isn't it fun to do something new - and do it well?? Good for you!

Sonnja said...

It looks wonderful your applique!
Kind regards,

Sonnja

Jane Weston said...

Looks fantastic..I love the colours. Incidentally I do machine appliqué exactly the same way with a small zigzag. I find it holds it together better than a blind hem stitch. Looking forward to seeing more of your appliqué...looks great.

Alisa said...

I like it Wendy!

I think I may be part of the same online quilt group as you (though I mostly just read, don't write). Canadian Quilt Swappers?

Judy said...

Nice applique! Very pretty! I may give that thread a try. I most always do hand applique but now you've captured my interest!

Angela said...

It is gorgeous!

swooze said...

That turned out great!

kjquilts said...

Your machine applique looks great!

Doe said...

Your block looks amazing! I can't wait to see the rest of the quilt. Thanks for the tutorial. I must try that wonderful thread next time.
Thanks for posting a comment on my blog.

Nicole and Phil said...

It's been awhile since I popped in to see you! Looks like you have been busy! Applique is not my thing, but I really appreciate the work involved! Enjoy those CAramello Koalas...they are my favourites!

Carole said...

Looks beautiful! Love the block. I need to find a spool of that thread. I haven't seen it around my neck of the woods. I use Mettler embroidery thread. I'm getting quite a collection of colours. A good reference book is Harriet Hargraves Machine Applique. I use the blind hem stitch. Keep well!

Dawn said...

Oh I love this block! In fact I've always loved taht quilt! On my list of to do's but I"ve never gotten to start it!

Cathi said...

I know this post is from quite a while ago. I have been playing with applique the past few days and am not crazy with Kim Diehl's method so I thought I would try yours. I may hand applique but if I decide to machine, I have two questions.....Do you remove the paper first or remove it after by removing the fabric behind and 2) do you use a stabilizer under the block? Thanks in advance.....Cathi