My Christmas present to myself this year is teaching myself how to do reverse applique. This is my very first attempt and it worked! Not perfect, of course, but very acceptable...at least for me.
With my Dear Jane project I have tried all sorts of applique techniques -- needle-turn, fusible interfacing, freezer paper on top, freezer paper on bottom, invisible machine applique, and now reverse applique. I still haven't done raw-edge applique on this quilt because I'm worried that the edges will be a bit too messy-looking for my taste.
No matter how much I try, I do not love to do applique and I doubt I ever will. But I LOVE to admire the applique work of others. I suspect once my DJ quilt is finished, I won't be in a hurry to work on any more projects that require applique...
Anyway, this is "B-1 Batchelor Buttons", a beginner-level appliqued block.
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