The sunflower is done in dimensional applique of two kinds.  The yellow petals are raw edges and simply stitched down.   Notice that there is NO FUSIBLE.   that is what gives them dimension at the edges.    The leaves are a more finishphoto (7)ed version of dimensional applique where the leaf has a backing fabric that enables a finished edge to still be loose and dimensional.   These are your choices of method for the applique during this years Art Camp project,   called Improv and Applique.        The flower we will use is a daisy,  they come in many varieties and colors so within the basic pattern you have lots of options.    Of course being art camp we will be adding some color accents using surface design materials.    Many of you have purchased paintstiks,  Tsukineko Inks,  fabric paints,  or Inktense pencils.   any or all of these can be used for enhancing the flower petals.    Adding this element is a simple way to add an extra dose of creativity, originality and personalize the project.   ( or make it match the couch!!! ) Too much fun.    You can see the improv background detail in the second photo.

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This Tuesday, June 21,  is the kickoff for the Row by Row Experience.    We are very excited to be a part of this wonderful program.    Don’t forget to ask for your free copy of our row pattern,  or purchase a kit.    If you use 8 different rows from 8 different shops and show it to us within the time frame you could win a set of 25 fat quarters!!    Too awesome.    www.RowbyRowExperience.com  or on Facebook by state.

Lastly, some scheduling things,  Crazy Quilt Club meets tomorrow.  This is the first month on the new meeting day of the THIRD Saturday.   And since the summer is too busy and only one person can come to Explorer’s Club on Tuesday we will postpone till August,  when we will finally start the beaded raised Kaleidoscope project.    Enjoy the Sunshine and we will see you soon!!



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