Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Fun with flowers

On a previous trip to the United States I purchased a Go Cutter with die cuts for cutting squares and strips from our quilting fabric.

This time I decided a would like to buy a floral applique die cut set and with help from my daughter-in-law, Lisa, with discount coupons we managed to buy the Rose of Sharon die set at the right price.

It was nice to have a play the other day and come up with all sorts of bits and pieces to spark the creative juices.

I have never been very fond of having to cut out applique pieces by hand and so this seemed a great improvement.

Then I had a further thought, if I put my Steam A Seam fusible webbing through the Go Cutter then I could get shapes from that as well.

I then married the fusible webbing to the fabric pieces - no hand cutting for me!  The white pieces on the left bottom are the fusible webbing pieces that I added to the collection.

From my first lot of cutting I am developing this posy of flowers on a calico background about cushion/pillow size.

Still some tweaking to do before I get down to the serious business of sewing the flowers to the background.

This sort of thing could be seriously addictive.

Check back next Christmas and see if there is any indication that I have actually finished this project!


Cherie said...

Ohhhhhhhhh That's beautiful Peg. Merry Christmas to You, Linda & Glynn hope you all have a joyful day ;)

Nancy said...

Isn't it fun to purchase treats for yourself!

The flowers are beautiful.

Are you needle-turning the edges or machine-stitching?