You may recall I started the UFBO posts a few weeks ago – my unfinished blog objects! Here’s another one to add to the collection on freezer paper appliqué…I have to say that this is my favourite appliqué method for the beautifully neat finish it produces that will wash and wear as well. Having said that it is rather time consuming so not for the faint hearted or the random whimsical project. So to remind me how to do this and share it with you I’ve added a how-to guide and a slideshow demo to my website.
The blocks that I’ve used for this demo are the practice pieces Time for Tea. What’s that you say? Long-time followers may think I have forgotten this quilt as I haven’t posted or worked on it for ages and the newbies have never heard of Time for Tea. While I haven’t actively worked on it I have refined the design and got some more fabrics for it while I was in America last year – I never knew that wood-brown was such a hard colour to buy!
Anyway, I love the idea of this tea pot themed quilt, that is inspired by my family’s main social event as well as salve for all ills, the cup of tea with the rellies. So never fear, Time for Tea will be resurrected later in the year once I have waded through turning my glut of quilt tops into quilts and the next exhibition. In the meantime, try out the applique demo and don’t touch that dialJ