Monday, February 23, 2009

Another UFO- Dragon Fly

Isn't this a great applique block? I am not necessarily talking about my execution of it but the design itself.

Note about the block - the wings are of a shear fabric and the body is made of 11 different pieces. I eliminated a couple of the body pieces - as it is some of the body pieces are less than 1/8" deep.

I made this in a class I took at the 2008 Nebraska State Convention in Omaha. The class was taught by Jane Twonswick - a great applique teacher and quilt book author.

We learned how to use shear fabric and a second applique to give the appearance of the dragonfly flying over the leaves. I finished the block after I got home but have never finished it into a quilt. Love the block but don't know how I want to finish it so it too resides on my flannel board where I can look at it. Any ideas?

If you ever get a chance to take a class from Jane - do it. She is a very good applique teacher that explains things very well and in great detail plus gave us lots of hints to improve our applique and her quilts are stunning! You can read about her on this website.

Happy Quilting,

1 comment:

Elaine Adair said...

Your butterfly is lovely - even if you don't 'use' it, you can just LOOK at it. 8-)))


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