Appliqué the right cloud and sun and preparing the left border
An exciting issue this week as we finally start to appliqué the giant seaside scene onto the back of our quilt! With it you should have received a large piece of plain light blue fabric for the cloud, and some yellow spot for the sun that we will make with turned edge appliqué – the same technique we have used for the squares on the front. You will also need the templates for each shape. When attaching these pieces to the back with slip stitch, use short lengths of the embroidery thread because they will be stronger. Or alternatively, use a similar colour sewing thread.
In issue 73 we are preparing the left border of patches using the same method we used with the other sides. Lay out your patches in the right order before you begin to pin them together to make sure you have them all. Don’t forget to label the sections at the end so you know which is which when we come back to them later. If you are sewing them together by hand the best stitch to use is a running stitch.