6/17, J-3, Tea Leaves, pg 82

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Karla Posted: Tue, Jun 17 2014 3:28 PM

Please use this thread to post questions, hints, photos of your block.

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Karla replied on Thu, Jun 19 2014 12:14 PM

I would suggest you cut your background block larger than required and trim down afterwards.  As you can see from my block below, I didn't do that, and my leaves shifted as I was raw edge appliqueing on the machine.  I was forced to add a bit to two of the sides to center the leaves on the block.  I'm hopeful that this addition will disappear into the seam allowance when I put the blocks together.

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GLORIAF-6 replied on Thu, Jun 19 2014 1:35 PM

Thank you Karla for that helpful hint about cutting the background fabric a little and then trim down.

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Kris replied on Thu, Jun 19 2014 1:39 PM

Nice work Karla. I really like that green fabric.

Appliqué usually draws your block in. Adding "sashing", as you've done, usually helps when the block is too small.

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Kris replied on Sat, Jul 19 2014 3:45 PM

I used needle turn appliqué for my block. I've either run out of my purple dot fabric or I've misplaced it so I opted to use the green dot with it. I'm not really liking the two fabrics but I'm not redoing it. I made a nine patch in order to use the seams as placement guides. I would have done this with a single background fabric as well. I trimmed to size after appliquéing. 

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Kris

Really nice job on the applique. And great idea about using a nine patch for guide lines. Looks great.


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Kris replied on Sat, Jul 19 2014 4:27 PM

Thanks Judy.

BTW, I like your new avatar photo.

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Bonita replied on Sun, Jul 20 2014 6:50 PM

Love the block Kris. Good idea on the 4 patch.

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Kris replied on Sun, Jul 20 2014 8:46 PM

Thanks Bonita.

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