Thursday, April 20, 2017

Applique in April

Adventurous Applique in April
This little quilt was in Quilts and More, spring 2014, and has been on my 'to do' list for a while. It's just so cute and springy!   When I saw the April Island Batik challenge for us Ambassadors was applique, I knew it was time.  I had the perfect spring batiks from Island Batiks Dotalicious line.
The quilting was done before the applique. This just makes it so easy to do the background quilting without having to go around the applique pieces. Plus you don't have to add any stabilizer to applique process then.  Since batik's don't ravel like regular fabrics I didn't use a fusible, however, I used Elmer's glue on the edge and ironed them onto my background.
 Embellishments can add a bit of fun flare to the wall hanging.

The jagged stitching is an applique stitch on my Janome 7700. It makes a great edging on leaves.

My door was looking kinda bare so I made this into a door quilt. Little pockets were stitched onto the back to hold magnets as my door is steel.

Once again thank you Island Batik for making such gorgeous fabrics for us all to play with and Aurifil for my piecing thread and Superior Threads for my quilting thread.


28 comments:

  1. These fabrics really where perfect for this little mini. I have never thought about doing the quilting first then adding the applique, but that is a really good idea.

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  2. Love this--I am so going to make some door quilts with magnets!!! Such a cool idea!

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  3. This is so precious... Love Love it!

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  4. I can see why this was on your wishlist. It turned out really lovely and I liker all the litte embellishments! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF.

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  5. I used to do a lot of appliqué, but I always quilted afterwards, I can see the attraction. I love the stitch you used for the leaves, very effective. Clever idea of the magnets.

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  6. The buttons are a really cute addition. This is a sweet piece. :-)

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  7. I LOVE the watering can! Now I want to do one

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  8. So perfect for your front door.

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  9. That's a cute little mini and it looks perfect of your front door. The only drawback is that you'll want to create a door quilt for every month of the year now ;)))

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  10. Your door hanging is so sweet, and those fabrics look fantastic. Using magnets to hang on the door is smart!

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  11. I love the look of the little quilt on your front door! So fun! Is it sunny there today?

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  12. The spring wall hanging is just adorable.

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  13. Very nice indeed. I think I can make these as gifts instead of full size! And still make friends and family Happy!

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  14. What a delightful touch of Spring for all who pass by to enjoy!
    Loved the tiny little garden tools!
    Would you believe I've never tried doing raw edge applique? You make it sound so easy! Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  15. I have the same machine and now I'm curious what #stitch you used on the leaf!? it looks great on your door!

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  16. I love the little embellishments! Are they buttons? They add just the right zing to your beautiful fabrics and pretty applique :)

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  17. Unbelievable! I too was doing the exact ones this past week. I figured 3 yrs was long enough to wait. Yours is super cool.

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  18. I've only done that once before and I'm asking myself like WHY? where you quilt the background and then appliqué on top. LOVE your happy wallhanging! I feel a DrEAMi coming on oh dear...

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  19. Very, very cute! I really like that jagged edge stitching on the leaves, it adds a nice texture.

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  20. Love the idea of a door quilt! And the magnets on the steel door! Inspired!!!

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  22. That is so cute... and looks reasonably easy! It looks terrific in your fabrics. (I need to proofread before I post!)

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  23. This is beautiful Vicki and I love the applique stitch on your sewing machine!

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  24. so adorable and looks great on your door

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