Regular readers of my blog know that I do not like to applique...I will often find other things to do than to work on an applique block. I would much rather work on an advanced-level paper-pieced DJ block than on a beginner-level block that requires some sort of applique.
My method of choice at this moment is reverse applique (see my post from 2 days ago), but there are blocks in this quilt that don't lend themselves well to that method (drats!).
So I decided to try raw-edge applique by machine using monofilament thread in the top and bobbin. I used a silk/lingerie needle and the blind-hem stitch on my Bernina.
This is "E-5 Rising Sun", an intermediate-level block that combines paper piecing and applique.
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