Quilting friends, it’s Friday again, another opportunity to celebrate our fabric-y finishes. I revealed my finish for the week yesterday. It’s called Blaze and features a collection of wonky stars on a background of low-volume loveliness. It’s also my entry into this fall’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival.
A New Skill
When I haven’t been working on Blaze, I’ve been experimenting with a new-to-me technique: reverse applique. Have you tried it? I’ve been consulting the tutorials Campbell Soup Diary has posted on the subject and been referring to the materials from the Penny Sampler class I took with Stitched in Color years ago.
With its gentle curves, this 5.5-inch heart was an easy shape to do ...
But I am also reverse-appliquing 2.5-inch numbers and letters. I used freezer paper and a glue stick to manipulate my first attempt. I think I can make the characters neater, though. A second try will involve featherweight interfacing, starch, and my mini Clover iron. Wish me luck!
A New Giveaway
This Friday is the second Brag About Your Beauties Pageant here at From Bolt to Beauty. To thank all of you for participating, I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to Stash Fabrics!
You have two opportunities to enter to win this gift certificate: (1) Upload your link to the Beauties Pageant (just one link, please!) and/or (2) leave a comment on this post about whatever you’d like (just one comment, please!). Also: If you read my posts through Bloglovin’, click through to my original post to comment.
This giveaway is open internationally through 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, September 27. The winner will be notified via email, so if you’re a no-reply blogger or comment anonymously, please include your email address in your comment or send it to me at frombolttobeauty (at) gmail (dot) com.
By the way, the winner of last week’s fabric bundle is Alice, aka alidiza. Congratulations, Alice!
A New Linky
OK, so what have you been working on? Share your finish—whether it’s a quilt top, quilted project, or something else created at your sewing machine.
The pageant rules are simple:
- Post your finish in the linky tool. (No links to your own giveaway or linky, please!)
- Point your readers back here with a text link or use the button at the top of the post.
- Visit and comment on other participants’ finishes.