While waiting for the next part of Esther's BOM I sewed today
this little purse.... the pattern is from HALEY PIERSON
She has a tutorial on her site with a lot of photos an the pattern.
I cut a square of my fabric and placed it under the background fabric so that the four segments I would like to have in this colour are covered. This way I can sew the 4 elements in one time. Afterwards I cut the excess fabric (and save it for smaller pieces I have to appliqué later on....
now I had to clip the fabric to turn it under. At the sharp point of the beginning i didn't clip to the end...I will do this when I come back to this point from the other side to avoid that the fabric frays...
to turn the fabric under I use a toothpick (am I doing toothpick-turning?). I have the toothpick allways
between my lips so it is allways a little bit wet, that helps a lot to catch the fabric to turn it under .
But that is MY way to do it, I appliqued the Dutch Treat Quilt with this toothpick method and it worked fine for me, it's not my invention, I got this tip on a group who worked on the DT quilt.
It's up to you to turn it with your needle or to give the toothpick a try! :-)
I used 14 different fabrics because on one sheet of paper I could draw 7 elements
one up and one down, one dark and one light, so 7 x 2 = 14.
After basting this little rows I will sew them together with silk thread,( the same as I use to applique) until I have the elements needed for one row on the quilt..