|Patriotic Lopsided Log Cabin in progress|
|My Dragonfly from Buzzin' Around design by Mary Sorensen|
Like 99.9% of everything I applique, I accomplished this using Template Free preparation techniques, popularly called Back Basting. Click HERE for a refresher on this technique.
|Mark the pattern on the reverse side of the background fabric.|
|First, baste the White on White fabric.|
|Baste just inside the drawn line.|
|Trim as close as possible to the basting line.|
Baste the Organza layer next. This time, baste on the stitching line.
|Trim Organza leaving a generous seam allowance.|
Clip both sets of basting threads. Begin needle turning and stitching as usual.
Be sure to sweep the Organza UNDER the White on White fabric.
|The Dragonfly wings stitched in the same manner.|
Once the wings are finished, stitch the remaining pieces as usual.
|Don't forget to add a little embroidery for extra pizazz!|
Until next time...
Mercy in Miami