This is the first applique' book I bought.
I didn't make many of the projects in the book but I learned how to applique' and the lady in the fabric dept at Walmart started talking to me one day about what I was applique'ing. She invited me to the local quilt guild and showed me this book.
I made a lot of quilts from this Sunbonnet Sue book.
Then I got this book for my birthday.
I love this book. I have read it from cover to cover many times.
Then Toni made a post that I questioned her about. Toni mentioned something about prepping applique' pieces and I asked if she did needleturn. So she sent me this link and recommended I purchase Applique' The basics and beyond by Janet Pittman. Why didn't someone tell me about this book years ago? I love it!!!!
I have made two blocks using the method that Toni linked me to. The Sunbonnet Sue was the first block and the kite was the second.
I made some mistakes on Sue but my thinking was the pieces were large so they would be easy to learn on.
Once again I made some mistakes on the kite but this time I thought this design would be easy as it didn't have any curves.
I love using fusible where I cut the center of the fusible away making the piece softer. The block just seems to come alive as I stitch around the design with the blanket stitch.
What method of applique' do you use?
P.S. In case you haven't figured it out, Lacy is having a girl.