|I finally finished this block 27! Yes the center is not perfect but I did learn a few things :0)|
Did it make reverse applique any easier for me? No, it really did not.
My conclusion is I just need to practicing my applique techniques more. I have never done reverse applique before this block but will keep trying to improve.
|I made a stencil to try to make this needle turn reverse applique "easier"|
|What if I chalk it the diamonds to get a strong outline?|
|now I have the shapes ready to use so I can sew on the dryer sheets|
|I cut the used dryer sheet just a bit larger than the diamond|
|then machine sewed on the front side around the diamond|
|now cut out the fabric in the center|
|now tuck the dry sheet through the diamond to the backside, this gives me a pretty clean shape|
|Back side with freezer paper in place around edges for applique|
|I continued until I had all the diamonds sewn|
|the large shape is appliqued down around the wavy edges, now can I get the diamonds to lie flat?|
|each diamond was turned under and appliqued down|
|This block was done with reverse appliqued needle turned diamonds in the center........it took me forever.|