Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The Splendid Sampler -- Flying High

I love needle-turn applique and Janet Clare's block for The Splendid Sampler gave me an excuse to practice this skill.  Here is my Flying High block:

Click HERE to see everyone else's Flying High block.

I said that I love needle-turn applique, and I do.  Needleturn applique is much easier with the right tools:

  • a bright light
  • a straw needle
  • ultra-thin thread
  • applique pins
  • a leather thimble
  • a removable quilt marker
  • a high-quality tooth pick (for rolling the edge of the fabric under)
Over the years, I've accumulated a collection of quality quiltng tools and I'm spoiled.  I don't think I could quilt without them!

I hope we have more applique blocks in the future!

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