Thursday, October 7, 2010
Hearts and Flowers Center
In an earlier post, Theresa asked about the center panel to Kim's Hearts and Flowers quilt. This was probably the largest applique' block that I'd ever done, and here is how I did it. First I traced the heart onto freezer paper - the outside fingers, the inside heart, and the middle heart.
Then I machine basted the center horizontal and vertical lines onto my background fabric and traced the applique' design on the background with a Mark B Gone pen. I ironed the freezer paper to the dotted fabric and drew around it with a Sew Line chalk pencil.
This is my center so far. I still have a few berries and tongues to finish before the center is complete, but I've had a lot of fun fussy cutting leaves and berries from my fabrics. My Stars and Sprigs has been shipped, so I've got to step it up a bit.