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Project

My Funny Valentine - needleturn applique

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The entire wall hanging. I LOVE it. There was a moment when I couldn't decide which binding to use and I asked around and half the people said blue and half said orange. Ultimately I choose the blue because I really felt like the orange was just too much and too bright, and I really felt like the blue just worked somehow. Also I'm pretty proud that after washing none of my appliqued pieces fell off... LOL. I was terrified that I was going to lift the washer lid and find pieces of applique everywhere. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just do it. Even if it's not perfect {mine's not either} it will still be beautiful.

What you will need

  • scraps

Q&A with gmhnQuilts

K Lee 2Strings asked:
Very nice & congrats on doing something new - always scary. I love hand applique, but mine just never turns out quite the way I'd like. I'm hearing so many good things about this class.
gmhnQuilts answered:
I think it's just that Sarah's enthusiasum is catching. And she's really very "hey, it doesn't have to be perfect, it's okay if it's wonky" and she really makes you feel like you can do it. I am realy glad that I have enrolled in the class. I guess I should write a review.. LOL
patz in suffolk asked:
I think it's lovely - and well done you, for doing all that hand applique! You never know, you may have inspried me to give it a try!
gmhnQuilts answered:
Thank you, I think it's lovely too.. LOL. I hung it in the kids bathroom.
aquitaine1006517 asked:
I am just fussy cutting my fabric for the wallhanging and thought I would look at the class for inspiration. This is a wonderful wallhanging and thanks for the inspiration!
gmhnQuilts answered:
Awesome. I can't wait to see yours. I am working on the Not Quite a Beauty wall hanging now, working on the fourth block. Having trouble though because it's supposed to be scrappy and random but I am using coordinating fabrics.... LOL
NanaJeanFL asked:
What a wonderful piece Penny! So bright, happy, cheerful. I'd make this a wall hanging for my "space" for sure. Gonna have to look into this - I've never heard of needle turn applique. Actually I know very little about any sort of applique. Time I joined another class! Thanks for the inspiration friend.
gmhnQuilts answered:
I think it's also called hand applique?? I really have no idea... LOL. Thanks for the compliment, I am particularly proud of this mini quilt, I don't mind saying...
cave lady asked:
Youe applique is great!
gmhnQuilts answered:
Thank you!

Skill Level

Intermediate