Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Flower Pots Side Panel
Wahoo! I finally got another block finished with my Flower Pots. This is the first time I've ever worked with such a large panel but it seemed to squash up pretty well as I worked on the hand applique. I usually just sort of roll it into my hand to get to the place I need to sew.
Nancy from Tattered Garden gave me a couple of tips that were very helpful. She suggested using the "Roxanne's Glue-Baste-It!" to lay out my stems, using tiny dots to hold them in place before I began stitching. It worked so well! I just needed to remember to leave some open spots where I had to tuck a leaf under. Also, she suggested using a toothpick to put a tiny dab of glue from a glue stick when sewing the inner curves - that also worked well. Thanks, Nancy!