Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Skinny, Skinny Stems

Since I finished my smaller applique projects, I got my Love Entwined quilt out and started appliqueing stems for the flower vases.

These are  tiny stems.  The smallest are 1/8" wide with the widest being still less than 1/4".  I cut my bias just under 1" and trim again after the first seam is sewn.  That makes it easier to work with.

 It's been a while since I've worked on this.  I still look at others to help me with my colors. I don't want to much coral.  I think I will do my vases last and then decide on their color.  I love applique and this is fun.


  1. Wow! That's very detailed work.

  2. Eep! This looks awesome! I can't imagine the level of detail that must go into this. Lovely work!

  3. Elaine your LE is coming along beautifully -- great job on those tiny tiny stems. Love your center and your hearts look perfect. Just beautiful!

  4. I'm doing stems, too, right now and they are tiny! Some I've embroidered on my first vase. Fortunately, I discover Pearl Pereira amazing way to make 1/8th bias strips. Amazing! Yours look great. Did you start with the second vase?

  5. I am not doing LE but am collecting the pattern. You are to be admired for taking on such a huge project. Looking good.


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