Spring!

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I've started a spring applique project and I am thinking I can get it done in 1 week? I purchased Anne Sutton's Bunny Hill patten " Table Treats for Spring" and I'm also using Anne's fabric for the outer border. I am still loving little birds.

I'm using the freezer paper method for appliqueing this project. I traced all my applique pieces onto freezer paper and then ironed the paper (slick side down) to the back of the fabric. I cut around the freezer paper/fabric (sticks together when you iron it) leaving a fabric edge about 1/8" all around the edges of the freezer paper. I will pin the pieces in place and use the hard edge of the freezer paper as a guide to tuck the fabric under as I stitch. Then towards the end of the applique I use tweezers to pull out the paper. It works great. I like this method for projects with little pieces. I'm going to use this braid trim for the basket handles and the narrow green rick rack for stems. Its all in a baggie ready to travel with me.

As soon as Anne's Miss Emma's Garden fabric was at the Fat Quarter Shop I ordered 1/2 yard with this project in mind. I love the little yellow/blue birds.

Also I finished some family gifts. The quilt is for my niece Amber's new baby and I made it out of left over Ginger Blossom fabric with lots of others from my stash thrown in so its pretty scrappy but with the same theme as the other tumbler baby quilts I've been making. The two quilted zipper bags are gifts and the envelope bag is to hold diapers/wipes for my other niece Tricia and her new baby.

All fun stuff. - nanette
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PamKittyMorning said...

Cute fabric selections, as usual.

PamKittyMorning said...

Oh that sounded boring and a little dull. Love the photos and projects.. you always inspire.

~D Spack~ said...

Where did you get those quilted zipper bags??? I'm interested!
~D Spack~

Thimbleanna said...

All good stuff indeed! I love the little bird fabric too. Do you have Anne's bird pincushion pattern? I have yet to make that -- it's so darn cute and on my to do list!

Denise (Nour) said...

Your colors and work are lovely. I also applique using the same method as you. But after listening to Pearl Pereira at P3 Designs I've adopted some of her methods. She has a DVD out that's explains her techniques. She uses a little starch to help turn the edges of the applique pieces under. Her points are very accurate. She has 2 really neat tools - the applique pressing tool and the applique stiletto which I highly recommend.

eileensattic said...

I am coveting that yellow with the black dots.. where did you find that?? Those are going to be the sweetest baskets.

Cheryl said...

Love those colors that you picked. I just finished a small wall hanging from Bunny Hill. I am crazy for their patterns! You certainly have been very productive.

Ginger Patches said...

Love your new applique project!!! It is going to be sooo cute! And the little bags are adorable too!

chq said...

Those are wonderful birds, and your little zipper bags are great as usual!

Happy Easter,

Cherri

Lola said...

That fabric, with the birds, IS spring happiness!! Anything you make of it will be great!

I never thought of quilting my zipper pouches...duh!!! I think these kids are starting to drain my brain!!!

julieQ said...

Such wonderful Spring fabrics! Enjoy using them...

Nermal and Kitty said...

Nanette, love, love your table runner. That Bunny Hill is the best! Don't ya just love babies? Gives us an excuse to do fun creations. Luv, Nerm

Sandy said...

Aren't Anne Sutton's patterns & fabrics to die for!!