It didn't take long to stitch up these simple blocks. One charm pack and a little yardage and a whole lot of cuteness. The simple things in life just make this ole country girl happy. I've been picking wild berries on the property, cooking a weeks worth of meals for when I'm gone later in the week and still had plenty of time to stitch all of my Boonie Blooms. How? They are so easy!
25 blocks complete
Not much waste or leftovers. It's nice to have a little extra just in case there's an UH-OH when making the applique pieces. I'll be using my homemade 1.5" template to save what I can of the centers.
I also wanted to take time today to talk about the applique on this quilt.
Over the years I've tried many different invisible threads for quilting and invisible applique. Most of them didn't meet up to my low standards. Yes I said low. All I ask of an invisible thread is.... to be able to handle a little heat from my iron. It can be shiny or matte, thick or thin JUST DON'T MELT! Superior Threads Mono Poly has never let me down. I did a little test today to see if it could handle 5 seconds on a cotton heat setting....Yes she can! The instructions suggest a lower temperature but it's nice to know that I don't need to worry about things getting to hot.
The pictures below shows the tiny stitch I used on this applique. The arrows are pointing to the very hard to find thread. It's super fine and very strong.
Of course with any product there's downsides, but the positive out weighs the negative, so it's no big deal that ...
1. it will not work with my auto needle threader
2. It also hates my auto cutter. Oh it cuts but the thread pops out of the needle and the bobbin thingy that catches and holds the thread can't catch and hold this fine thread.
I sewed for over 20 years without auto threaders and cutters so it's no big deal.
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It