Posts Tagged ‘Fusible Machine Applique’

August Color Palette Challenge

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

New month, new color palette challenge!

August’s color palette:

My block for the challenge:

I’m using Joined at the Hip Baskets and Blooms Block of the Month from 2000 interpreted in Vicki’s color palette. I must say that this is my least favorite of the basket designs so far. What are those funky crown-like things coming off the center flower? I did try rearranging the elements, but decided to just go with the original design. But I am enjoying Vicki’s challenge! And incase you are just stopping by and have not heard, I’m using Misty Fuse for the fusible machine applique- love that stuff! And here is a helpful hint, you can use Parchment Paper if for some reason you have misplaced your Goddess Sheet or other teflon sheet when using Misty Fuse!

A Happy Mail Day

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

First up a big Thank You to Vicki Welsh and Judy Laquidara for hosting the monthly Color Palette Challenge! I won the random drawing for participating for the month of July! That meant I got to go to Vicki’s Etsy Shop and pick out one of her gorgeous packs of hand dyed fabric! Here is what came in the mail. Sooooo pretty!

Here is July’s Color Palette

And my basket block using the colors



More Applique

Friday, August 17th, 2012

First up – I’m working on catching up with my Block of the Month using Vicki’s monthly Color Palette Challenge. Here is my block for June. I did say ‘catching up’ remember! Yep, I’m behind!

The pattern is from Joined at the Hip 2000 Block of the Month Baskets & Blooms series. I’m using Misty Fuse and fabrics from my stash.

Next up is a 34 1/2″ square applique quilt. Could be a wall hanging or a baby quilt. It is a demo model for Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shoppe in Roanoke, IN. Tomorrow I will be doing a demo on fusible machine applique. The quilt shop will have  kits available with fused  Accuquilt die cuts in owls, kittens, flowers, and puppies. Steam-a-Seam was the fusible used for the kits. We will have several sewing machines set up for anyone who would like to try machine applique. Should be a fun time! OH, and did I mention donuts!


In the Works

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Fusible machine applique is on my work table today.

This little owl will be joined by a few buddies for a baby quilt.

These kittens belong to another baby quilt in progress.

Flowers are for a pocket cover for Jelly Roll Season Bag.

Here is the bag – I used Quick Cuts Stripz.

Finished projects are for Fabrics and Friends Quilt Shoppe, Roanoke, IN. Demo this Saturday, August 11th. Kits available.