Yesterday I took a needle-turn applique class in my guild. Of course, it was the day after I started a new applique project. I sure learned some good tips that I can use on this project.
This is what I did at the class. I still have to add the leaves.
We made the stem with a 1/4" bias tape maker and then I cut off one side of the fold. After I basted the stem in place, I appliqued the folded side down, and then needle-turned the other side so the stem is a beautiful 1/8" wide.
This is my project at home that I'm doing. When cutting the petals, I made sure the bias ran from point to the bottom. It makes for a easy to do and nice tip. I traced around the template and appliqued the 2 pieces together.
Then I appliqued the whole flower to my fabric.
Marj Horton was our instructor and she does marvelous work.