I have finished the first block for the appliqué elephants quilt. In my previous excursions into appliqué, I used hidden stitches. For this quilt I decided to use a whip stitch for the simple reason that I genuinely like how it looks.
I am using a Sewline Glue Pen, recommended by my friend, Karen, at Quilts…Etc. to fold under the edges. I am very pleased with this glue stick. It’s easy to use, isn’t messy, and holds for a long time. I glued these edges down at least a week before I started to appliqué.
I’ll admit, the curves are giving me a little grief, but I hope that will improve with time.
I decided I wanted to use hand quilting thread for the whip stitching, so I ordered Aurifil hand quilting thread. I’m really pleased with it. It looks nice and isn’t prone to getting tangled.
So far so good!
The other day, mom needed to make a trip to Quiltique for more fabric for a quilt she is making. So I invited myself along. It was fun spending her money! While we were there, I took the opportunity to snap a photo of their version of the appliqué elephants quilt – the one which inspired me to make my own.
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