Saturday, April 14, 2018

Island Batik Ambassadors Looking Back, Vintage Challenge - Part 3

It's time to show you the third part of my Island Batik Ambassadors Looking Back, Vintage Quilts Inspiring New Creations Challenge.  

I am making a New York Beauty type block, but I have to admit that I greatly dislike sewing curves.  If I can, I will applique them every time.  So this time I set out to do this on purpose.  I started with an arc that goes under the triangle arc.  I used tape on my paper pattern to hold the piece in the right place.

Then I added the orange curve to go on top, also using tape to hold it in place.

 Pins came next.  Upon further reflection I would glue this piece in place instead.

I then did my favorite double blanket stitch on the orange.  It turned out well.  I did move a little, which is why I would use glue next time. 

Here's the back after the stitching.

I trimmed away the extra purple.

Now I have all these gorgeous Island Batik fabrics (from the Plum Delicious line) to assemble...

I also pinned my triangle arcs to the background fabric.

Come back next Wednesday for the reveal of the top!

I hope you get to quilt today!

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