Designing quilts is a passion of mine. Sometimes the ideas flow in in like rain and I can't get them on paper fast enough. Watching a quilt take shape is always a surprise.
The quilt design is never set in stone. The original design is always subject to change. The quilty wheels in my head are always in examination mode.
By my drawn pattern this quilt would be ready to quilt...but something could be done to take the pattern over the top a bit.
Oh yes, you all know me well, we gotta add just a tad bit of applique. Now it feels complete with a little WOW. For now the bias strip is just pinned in place so I can figure out the placement. Next I'll glue it in place with Roxanne's basting glue so I can stitch it in place.
The blue fabric is bias strips of fabric cut at 2.5 inches, then sewing in half. If you youtube bias applique strips you'll find tons of videos. Most videos call for bias pressing bars. They don't make pressing bars wide enough for this project. I made mine by eyeballing pressing the seam to the back. You can see my seam at the bottom of the picture above. No fancy tools needed, just a little patience and time.
~ Lea Anne ~