Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Center piece finished

The blocks is washed and ready to being squared up.

I am attending a course in needleturn applique here.

It is so much fun to just play with your needle and fabric.
No Starch, no basting and no fingerpressing.

It is almost like magic :)



  1. I think the first block was hard and I really was tired of appliqueing all those little flowers! They look very pretty!

  2. Beautiful Camilla! Beautiful colours. Sorry about the little pesky flowers on the cactus, but bigger flowers wouldn't have fitted in the space and the cactus stalks on their own would have looked silly! You are doing these applique blocks in a rapid speed Camilla, you'll be finished in no time.
    I do the needleturn applique, it is so much easier than the other methods. I find that if I baste everything onto the background fabric first using a running stitch, appliqueing curves is easy. I use my finger to press the seams or in difficult places, my needle. You'd find that the turned downed seams do not spring out again. I baste all the bits that have to get sewn down first then sit down in front of the TV and applique away. I'm doing my current project at the moment and realized that in the last 3 weeks, I've watched 10 DVD series of " Midsomer Murders" whilst doing the sewing.I am getting through it quite quickly. Look forward to seeing more, Kim McL

  3. Your blocks are so beautiful, I love your fabric choices.Have fun at your needle turn appliqué class, can't wait to see more of your blocks.

  4. Your blocks are just beautiful! Your fabric choices are wonderful and so are the fussy cuts. I especially love the large flowers on the center block..and those leaves. Keep going you're doing a fantastic job. :)

  5. Wonderful blocks, Camilla! The quilt is going to be so beautiful. I am taking a class at Quilt University in Hawaiian Applique with Nancy Chong that is nearly over. Which one are you taking?

  6. Thank you all for the sweet comments.
    I am taking the Baltimore Basic class with Nancy Chong. So far we have had two lessons.

  7. I love this! Especially the cut-out pink basket. Very pretty.

  8. Gorgeous blocks. I also do the needle turn. It seems to me that some of the other methods are like making the same quilt several times. I use glue basting and little pins as needed.

  9. I am glad to find a person like me who likes colourful blocks. I love these ones. That is going to be a wonderful quilt, sure!!!
    What kind of applique do you do, needle turn?