Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Be Attitudes Block 7

I am on a roll, here is block 7. This is one of the blocks that calls for a special button. It is the piece of candy in her hand and I have pinned it on just for the photo. It will get sewn on after the quilting is done.


I have had a lot of practice doing fusible, raw edge, button hole stitch applique in the last two years. It is the method I use most when making my postcards. I usually use matching thread for each individual applique piece but for this project I am using only black thread. I am using 50 wt Mettler as it seems to be just a tad heavier than most other threads. I really like using only black as outlines each piece and gives it all more definition. It sort of reminds me of the cross stitch projects I did many years ago, where you would outline everything. At each start and stop, I pull the top thread to the back and tie a double knot. It is very time consuming but I think it will help all that button hole stitch hold up over time.

4 comments:

Ann said...

Another darling block. You are so talented.

Shana said...

Adorable!

Dotti said...

This is such a darling quilt and the black blanket stitch makes it look nostalgic. I really like your fabric selection too!

Swapna said...

Nice....