Monday, July 22, 2013

Designing Monday

I have been practicing some hand appliqué. I have finished 3 little blue flowers that I think are supposed to be pansies.  I'm working on the stems and leaves now.
 To make the centers I started with a circle just slightly smaller than a dime.  I pinned it in place and then tucked under almost half of the fabric.
 I proceeded around the rest of the circle taking small tucks and tiny stitches as I went around.  As you can see the result is a fairly tiny flower center.  Not quite exactly round, but  closer enough.

Hop on over to Judy's blog  to see some really beautiful designs.


  1. Wow! Now, that's tiny!! Since I don't do much in the way of applique, you have my total admiration!!!! Hugs......

  2. My goodness, that is a tiny flower center. I would have been tempted to take the easy way out and use a satin embroidery stitch. But then, I take an even easier way out and don't applique. : )

  3. Love your pieces! Funny, never occurred to me to stitch units together and then stitch down the whole piece. I have to try that on one of my next blocks!