Do you remember this post?
That block that was ready to be stitched down, ultimately became one of four dresden plate decorative pillows that were given as Christmas gifts this year. I couldn’t share them before now, because we hadn’t had our final family celebration yet. Despite a false start or two where the block didn’t want to stay put while I was stitching it and bunched up badly, I eventually used fusible adhesive to hold the center of the blocks in place while I hand appliqued the edges down. It worked like a charm!
I must say that I was fairly intimidated by the idea of hand applique with a hidden stitch. I had done hand blanket stitch applique before, but after my friend, Beverly, showed me the proper stitch, it just felt like something that I would be willing to try.
I am proud to say that all of the pillows turned out beautifully and were happily received!
Did you make any Christmas gifts this past year?
Till next time,