1st SAL.....Peg, Dale and I committed to stitching Anni Downs - A Gardener's Journal in March. I blogged about this on my blog thinking maybe one or 2 others may join us and lots of girls indicated an interest so I decided to start this blog where we can all encourage each other to meet the goals set along the way....March 2010 -March 2011...........
2nd SAL ......well so many of the girls wanted to continue on with another project and some new girls joined us and now approx 91 girls are stitching Natalie Bird's Tis the Season. March to Sept 2011...............
3rd SAL....many girls want to stick with the SAL so now we have moved onto Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful - My Favourite Things Quilt.......Oct 2011-Oct 2012.........
Where are we now.....
4th SAL 2013...is numerous smaller projects from the previous 2 books Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful plus some projects from Red Home by Natalie Bird approx 60 ladies stitching together.........
2014 we had the year off..............
5th SAL 2015..........inspired to continue we are doing another quilt project.....Anni Downs newest quilt Natures Journey.....
Chookyblue........

Monday, October 24, 2011

My First Appliqué Attempt

Well, after pooling your knowledge and reading high and low, I finally made my first appliqué attempt. Don't look too close, but I'm pretty pleased :) I've already made notes of changes when I attempt my actual block for the quilt.

1. Need to be more patient and take smaller stitches
2. Need smaller seam allowances along the side - little more at the ends.
3. Making small "placement" pencil marks didn't work for me. Need to think that out.
4. Need to pin a little closer to each end - my pieces flopped around too much.

Now, my question to you. When I sewed on the body, do I sew the body to the wings or sew all the way down to the background?

Hugs, Elisa

8 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Elisa
Well done on being the first one to post a picture!! You could always try some tacking to keep your pieces in place as you sew - just keep the stitches of the tacking far enough away from the edge so you can tuck the bit under.

I dont think you would need to worry about going right through to the backing.

Tracey said...

Well done, it looks great.
love me ;-)

Helen said...

Great job, Elisa! I haven't had a go yet, maybe tonight after Little Miss is in bed.

I'm no expert but, from what I've seen online, it seems you don't need to go through all the layers.

Keep up the good work!
Helen

Fiona said...

Excellent start... looks great... I agree with the others.... I don't think it matters whether you go through or not .... whichever gives you the best result...
Hugz

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Well done and a great start.

Chookyblue...... said...

looks alright from here......well done.......do you have any basting glue?

Linda said...

Elisa, great first attempt, i am learning needle turn as well. I agree with you on the pencil placement thingy, mine didnt quite match (nowhere near) on the umbrella..i would sew all the way to the backing as it makes it even puffier and thats what i love.

Love Bears All Things said...

Looks great!
Mama Bear