Bridging

I have begun to hand applique the first tree on my Roseville Album block #3.  I am using what I call my “bridging technique”.  I glue base the shape into position without cutting away all of the fabric from those deep inner plunges between the tip of the tree branch to the trunk.

Hand appliqueing my way down the tree branch to the trunk, snipping the fabric as I sew to provide stabilization and prevent distortion.

Hand appliqueing my way down the tree branch to the trunk, snipping the fabric as I sew to provide stabilization and prevent distortion.

Continuing to snip and stitch a little bit at a time.

Continuing to snip and stitch a little bit at a time.

Tah-dah!  The first branch is hand appliqued in place!

Tah-dah! The first branch is hand appliqued in place!

and this is the piece that I cut away as I was taking my applique stitches.

and this is the piece that I cut away as I was taking my applique stitches.

I will use this process/technique for each tree branch that I stitch.  ; )

Do you have a particular process that you use to help control wonky shapes and prevent distortion while stitching?  I’d be glad if you shared your methods!

Kind Regards, Pam

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Garden goodness +

Ready?  Set.  SEW!!!

Yesterday morning Jingle and I were out in the garden.  And just look…

garden goodness

Salad fixin’s!!!

I also was able to prepare my third Roseville Album block for beginning stitches…

Roseville Album block #3

: ) I hope you’re able to delight in these Summer days too.  Thanks for stopping by!

Piecefully, Pam

Hand applique

home construction and landscaping!  I am working on my third Kim McLean Roseville Album block.  I have “constructed” much of my house prior to placing it on the background fabric.  Using unit construction I sewed the straight edge of the roof to the house top and sewed two of the four chimneys in place, the other two are glued in position.

The windows have been reverse appliqued.

Reverse appliqued windows

reverse appique

I am getting ready for the landscaping too!  I will use my bridging technique for the trees which will help me maintain their shape without distortion as I sew.

buildin a home and doing landscaping with hand applique

Piecefully, Pam