Saturday, October 20, 2018

Island Batik Ambassador's Needle Paper Scissors Challenge Part 2

I'm using Two Kwik Quilter's pattern Kwik Sparklers for my Needle Paper Scissors Island Batik Ambassador Challenge this month.  I love how much fum this pattern is!  I decided I didn't want to hand applique my pieces down to my background and decided to machine applique them instead with a straight stitch about 1/16 of an inch away from the edge.  I am super pleased with how it turned out!  I decided to put it on a BLACK SOLID from Island Batik.  Yes, you read that right.  A black solid!  It's incredible to work with.  I won't use any other black ever again.

However, in order to do the applique I had to take the papers out...which meant cutting the black away.  In order to do this I used Elmer's School glue and a really fine tip to put a line around each applique.  Then I put them on the black, turned it over and ironed the glue dry from the back.  Then I cut away the extra black so I could pull out the papers.

Come back next week to see how I quilted it.

I'm off on quilt retreat!  I hope you get to quilt today!