Monday, January 12, 2009

How Many Ways Can You Applique?

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.


karenfae said...

Your blocks are looking really good. I know what you mean about not liking some aspects - I hate paper piecing! but love applique

Nanci said...

I hate monofiliment threads. I did my black quilt last summer using that thread. I had the damndest time just finding where the thread began!
Your quilt block is lovely by the way.

Tropical Screamer said...

What an incredibly beautiful block.

I love the colors and the workmanship.

Sigh. I'm going to have to give up and use paper piecing and applique. It'll probably be when I run out of blocks I can do without them. LOL.

Thank you for sharing the photograph of this great block.