It’s snowing…AGAIN! Oh, well, that gives me an excuse to roll out of bed, go to my sewing room in my robe and slippers and have fun creating all day long. I’m not sure how creative I’ve been, but I have been practicing my needleturn appliqué. As a rule I prefer to do freezer paper appliqué; however, today I thought I’d attach these letters to my cow quilt by doing something different. The letters started out like this.
Above, you can see how some of the first letters look. I’m not crazy about this and think I need lots and lots of practice.
I like the crisp edges I got when I made this bird using the freezer paper method. So far I haven’t been able to accomplish that with needleturn. Barb David once told me that when she does needleturn applique she could get the crisp edges with no problem, so I’m going to keep trying Barb. Does anyone have any words of wisdom for me as how to improve on my needleturn?