Looking back, from the time I started quilting, I can’t really say I’ve made something really crazy. Unless you count the time I made a fish head costume for my son. I wish I had pictures of that, lol. But, that was not a ‘quilting’ thing anyway.
I do want to share with you my first and last attempt at needle turn applique.
I’m not sure when exactly I made this but I do know it was over 10yrs ago. I loved applique and I had this crazy idea that I had to do it by needle turn. That to be a good applique’r it had to be done by needle turn. Honestly, not only did I suck at it but I hated it. I found it so frustrating.
Now some of you might be thinking I’m being hard on myself. That everybody isn’t that good at it at first. The thing is, I didn’t and still don’t like turning the fabric by needle.
Once I could convince myself it was okay to applique by using a different method. Let go of that crazy idea that to be an applique’r I had to do it by needle turn. Than I begin to get better at my applique stitch.
As you can here I’m missing the last leaf. I was so annoyed that I didn’t even want to finish. I don’t remember what book this came from cause I got rid of the book. I didn’t want anything to do with needleturn. Another crazy thing is, I still have all the fabrics used for this block in my stash.
I did later take several classes using freezer paper and the press-n-starch method. I do adore hand applique and press-n-starch is my preferred method. I love it. My edges are always smooth. 😀
Here is the list of today’s Quilt Qwazy Queens lineup:
March 19, 2019