Progress! I made and appliqued vines to my top. This is how I did it.

First I cut one inch strips at an angle. It isn’t a true 45 degree bias, but it works.

Then I folded the two edges in so they overlapped and sewed a basting stitch down the middle.

This is what it looked like.

Then I played around until I was happy with the placement and glue basted it in place with Elmers School glue.

I used this die to cut shapes for leaves from freezer paper.

I ironed these onto the back of my fabric and basted the edges to prepare my leaves for applique.

I tried to do a few leaves here and there while the little boys were here last week. I’m pleased with my progress!

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to Gather

  1. Angie in SoCal says:

    Love it. Thanks for showing us how you did the stems and leaves. Another beauty for your collection. Blessings,

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy! Thanks for the tutorial – I didn’t even know there was a die for leaves. Hey – I missed the doll house update this weekend. Ahem. Your followers want what they want. HAHA! JK ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. LoriD@Humble Quilts says:

    I love it!

  4. Samdy says:

    Aha! Elmers glue! I had a feeling Elmers wasn’t too far off from what is in my Roxannes bottle. Thanks for the tip!

  5. Dotti in CT says:

    Looking good. You will be so pleased when you are finished.

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