Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rainy Day Applique

I am sitting this morning with my cup of coffee popping out the plastic disks in about 60 berries. I thought my little work space looked so funny with all these trailing threads but it really works quite well. This tip was mentioned by Sue Garman in a recent class I was in: gather your stuffed berries with the applique thread and leave a 6 - 8 inch tail to applique them on. Simple, but a time saver. Several of my class mates had heard this before but it was new to me.

Yesterday was a rainy, drizzly, cool day and I assembled the little berries all day long. I gave them a good press last night put the ruler over them to add a little pressure and keep them in one place over night.

They will be glued on to the block for stitching as soon as I get all the plastic disks out.

Happy Stitching,





  1. Lovely, all those berries. It seems such a job, but I always quite enjoy that sort of thing for a while, and it is so satisfying when you have them all done! I can't wait to see what it will look like. It is such a beautiful block already!

  2. Your progress is beautiful and I love the great tip about the berries! Happy stitching!

  3. Not being a pro at applique (to say the least!!0 I have never done little berries/circles--but this sounds like a good idea; your block is so pretty--red/green/yellow how lovely...hugs, Julierose