Thursday, October 24, 2013

Invisible Machine Applique

Finally!  Something accomplished, although it's not much it's a start back in the right direction.  It took all day to get the 12 background squares cut and the 
Dresden's glued down , then ONLY one block completely stitched down to the backing.
The free pattern for Cherry Blossom Marmalade block can be found in the tutorials tab at the top of the blog and on the right hand side of my blog.  
Two different colors for the background....that teal isn't as dark as it looks here.
And it's showing through on the white, darnit!  So after it's stitched down I'll need to cut away the backing.
Hand applique?  Heaven NO!  Its invisible machine applique.
Here's a couple of tutorials for this method. Here and here. If my eyesight were better and my glasses newer I could probably go even narrower on the tiny blanket stitch.  
I'm using an invisible thread to stitch every thing down.
A few months back with my Joann's 50% off coupon I purchased Signature Invisible Thread.  What a great find and deal!  This thread  also great for SITD quilting.  I've actually quilted an entire quilt with nothing but this thread.  
Today I'm linking up with two new to me bloggers.  
Julie over at 627Handworks
Kelly over at My Quilt Infatuation.

Thanks for stopping by my little place in Podunk!

Lea Anne

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  1. I've never heard of that technique before! Thank you for sharing, I'll have to look up the tutorials!

  2. OH OH OH! I am so in love with your quilt blocks! They are just adorable! I love your tutorials too! Thanks SO much for sharing that! Those are my colors so your Marmalade Cherry Blossom is just to die for. Do you need my address so that you can send it to me when it's finished? I'm going to have to make one. May I share your tutorial on my blog? LOVE this! You are so talented! Cheery wave from Bev

  3. Such a cute pattern and great fabrics. I'm a big fan of invisible thread and the machine applique stitch. I use the clear and smoke on my longarm, too. It comes in large cones and is perfect for capturing the quilting pattern without taking away from the fabric pattern.

    I am visiting from Thursday Threads and would love to have you stop by and see my 1930's Fabrics and Quilts. Just click on the signature link below...hope to see you there.  Your comments are 'Sew' Welcomed!

    Sue CollectInTexas Gal

  4. More cherries, love them! I just posted your other cherry quilt on my blog (with a link back to you) thanks so much for the cute quilt and great instructions!

  5. stopping in from Kelly's. =) what a cheerful, colorful block! and a fun take on the lovely Dresden plate.

  6. Those are darling! Love the colors, you did a fantastic job!

  7. Your Dresden plates are so fun, perky and happy! Great tutorial too!

  8. oh. my. goodness! these blocks are absolutely stunning! Bonnie and Camille fabrics are some of my most favorite, and you have really used them beautifully!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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