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Crafted Appliqué is a new method invented by Lara of BuzzinBumble. I have decided to try it with my tea cup pattern (the same that is on my Tea in the Rose Garden mug rugs). The cup handle is very thin and I wanted to verify how easy it would be to sew it. On my mug rugs, I sew the appliqués with the blanket stitch to keep them into place and to make sure that the fabric would not fray.
This house is high in colors. The door and the window frames were carefully decorated. The number of windowpanes add even more richness to the deep red frames. Each window has its elegant flower box. The roof, with its sandy-beige color, contrast beautifully the busy design of the front wall. The minimalist front garden was planned as to not distract the eyes from this magnificence.
This is a small quilt: 7″ x 7″. And a coordinated card. For the appliqués, i.e. the maple leaves, I have used Lara’s Crafted Appliqué method (#craftedapplique).
Wouldn’t it be amazing if trees where that colorful all year round? This birthday card was made with Lara’s (who blog at BuzzinBumble) new and amazing method called Crafted Appliqué. There is a magnificent tree pattern in her book, made from fabric and sewn unto fabric. Which is what the book is about: a new method to make fabric appliqués. But I quickly realised that this method would also work wonderfully for sewing fabric unto paper. So I decided to experiment.
This is the fifth house in my series of Downtown Houses. This one has a rustic look. It is a few centuries old and must have been there when downtown was a mere cluster surrounded by cultivated grounds.
This is my central star for my Shimmer Braid quilt. I selected the three most neutral colors amid all the fabrics I have previously used for this quilt.