A is for Applique
Topic: A-Z round 1
The self-challenge is off and running! For the first-round A entry I chose 'applique'.
This piece is overall about 9.5 inches square. I began with 4 scrapbook papers in plaids resembling fabrics and cut two hearts out of each using my Coluzzle. These I arranged in a circle on a sheet of scrapbook paper with a quilted fabric print. In the center I arranged a triangle of each print, overlapping as needed.
I used a white gel pen to create 'stitches' on each patch, with a different stitch for each color.
I cut the piece down to a square and mounted on sturdy cardboard. I cut an aperture in a final pattern of paper and adhered it overlapping the outside edges of the square. I used a purple gel pen to mark out stitching around this binding.
This piece was then wrapped to the back using a bookbinding corner process. A final piece was cut to 'line' the back of the panel.
The final step was to install eyelets at the two corners and tie on a length of green plaid ribbon for hanging.
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