Thursday, May 14, 2015

June 2015 - Broderie Perse Hand- Applique

Choose a 6" square of solid white (or ivory, parchment, a pale pastel) for the background, and a floral bouquet. Cut the bouquet in a very simple shape echoing the design (not cutting around each leaf and petal). Gentle curves are much easier to applique.

Place the bouquet on the background square and use a pin or glue stick to hold it in place while hand-sewing. Using the "needle-turn" method of hand applique shown below, turn under the outer one-eighth to one-quarter inch and hand sew. See the finished block at the top of this post.

This quilt will be quite a flower show!