As you may have noticed I love to make snowflakes. ( see how here http://timquilts.com/2013/12/01/how-to-make-a-snowflake-2/)
I decided to try one in applique. I started by cutting one using freezer paper. The freezer paper was pretty easy to cut. I then pressed the snowflake to white fabric and cut it out. Then I glue basted it to a blue background fabric.
I then machine appliqued it. I have had this Brother Machine for several years and it wouldn’t work. I just kept getting error messages.
but I fiddled with it and got it running again and it worked great. My vintage machines don’t have a blanket stitch and this one does.
The glue shows a bit in this picture (click on the picture to enlarge it) with only part of the applique done.
After it was all stitched I rinsed it to remove the glue and then pressed it.
It took a long time to do. There are a million turns and starts and stops and I really am new to machine applique but I think it turned out pretty good.
This made an 18inch block. This would make a nice pillow top. 12 blocks with sashing would make a full sized quilt. I think I’ll make one with 12 different snowflakes. Check back for updates on that.
We had lots of snow here in Lansing Michigan….here are a few pictures out my studio window.
Teddy prefers to say inside when it is cold and snowy.