Pattern: Merel van Looi, Birdblocks, Amsterdam.
size: 16" x 17¼"
The background is stack and slash using 4 different prints, the tulips and leaves are appliqué and are set off by a single row of hand quilting around the pieces. The background is machine quilted in straight lines using the walking foot.
(Sorry about the strange colour; this was this evening in artificial light;
the other photo is more the true colour)
Randomly cutting the pile of fabric and then mixing the pieces was a new technique for me, at least one I'd only read about. I also used "Wash-Away Appliqué Sheets" for the first time. I dislike cutting the fabric to remove freezer paper, so this was the lazy girl's handy solution. Moreover, the tulip stems are so thin that there's more fabric turned under than there is on top so this was definitely the best medium for strengthening the appliqué fabric. I can see myself using this more often! (Especially as I still have 24½ sheets of the stuff!)
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so nip over there to see what else has been finished this week.