Inspired by an antique 1848 applique quilt, these perky tulips are clipped from a larger pattern in Barbara's book, "Baltimore Garden Quilt".
Learn to hand applique smooth curves and soft leaf points. With freezer paper on top as your guide for needleturn, master the V-points in the tulip and wavy curves of unfurled tulip buds. Choose from several methods to make graceful curved stems that overlap, and neatly finish the cut stem end.
Honor tradition with red and green, or harnes the power of modern fabrics to fussy cut tulips and bud, or maybe experiment with a broderie perse technique.
Barbara will offer tips and tricks to make your hand applique faster, and how to manage accurate placement of applique pieces without marking the background.
Barbar uses a viedo projection system so everyone can see close ups.
9" square white or light color fabric for background
8" square green fabric for leaves and stems
8" square for tulip flowers
5" square of gold or yellow fabric for flower centers
Threads to match applique fabrics, white thread for basting
Small, sharp to the point, fabric scissors such as 4" embroidery scissors
Small, sharp to the point, paper scissors
8" square freezer paper
Fine point 0.5mm mechanical pencil
Size #12 Sharp hand applique needles
Dritz Size 17 ball point pins
Water soluble gluestick or washing basting glue
Small rotary ruler (6" x 12" is fine), and rotary cutter
Foamcore board at least 8" x 8" (available from instructor)
Irons and rotary cutting mat are available in the classroom