Saturday, September 11, 2010

Joseph's Coat

When I saw the Joseph's Coat Quilt Along over at Don't Look Now I fell in love. I grabbed my favourite Neptune jelly roll and decided that I would get on board. This is just a few of the many, many petals I have made ......

But so far I have only made one block (and it's not quite completed). I really love the look but am feeling daunted by all of that hand applique. So for a start I'm thinking I might machine zigzag the edges with a clear thread and a small stitch so it's not very noticable and try making something smaller such as a cushion or a tablerunner. Any other ideas?

4 comments:

  1. I'd be feeling daunted as well. I think you should free hand quilt around each petal a few times (using a matching thread). I like the scribbly look. But it would give it a completely different feel. The block you did looks gorgeous!

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  2. Oh my goodness, this looks SO good in Neptune!!! Love it!

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  3. I'm with you. I've watched everyone sew these blocks but the hand applique is overwhelming to me. I've thought about clear thread and raw edge machine quilting. Keep us posted!

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  4. This block looks great! Applique still freaks me out so I'm in awe of you. I like your sister's idea of freehand quilting... it would give it a very vintage look.

    Jennifer :)

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