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Showing posts from December, 2011

Fanciful Flavours! Four Scoops Please.

The centre of the baby quilt takes the same block that I used for the butterflies (see blog post of December 3rd), and turns it into scoops of ice-cream.

Cone Call: Auditioning fabrics for the cones.

Made the cut: Ice-cream cones ready to perform!

Seems French!

A celebration of French fare at our last French class at the Little Sorbonne School. Perhaps not many "Seams" involved in this endeavour, but certainly a lot of "French"!

le menu du jour.

l'etudiants tres gentils.

le professeur extraordinaire! Merci Olivier.

Joyeux Noel!

"Flights of Fancy" Baby Quilt

Baby Quilt in progress.

Strings of machine appliqued 1/4 circles, fluttering in anticipation. Soon they will emerge as the wings of a butterfly.

Wing segments in a rainbow of colours.

Each piece of fabric is cut into a square of a pre-determined size. Using a template, the applique line is marked onto the wrong side of the fabric. It is then cut into a semi-circle, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.

A freezer paper template is placed onto the wrong side of the fabric, shiny side up, matching it with the pre-marked line. The 1/4" seam allowance is clipped and carefully pressed over onto the shiny side of the freezer paper, where it will adhere temporarily.

This piece is then pressed onto a square of white background fabric, cut to the correct dimensions, and machine appliqued into place. Next, the freezer paper is carefully removed.

Completed rows of butterflies, getting ready for flight.