Friday, 27 January 2012

Daisy's workshop - playing with applique

Here are few photo's from a recent book cover/ applique workshop
It was a chance to learn about the various
different kinds of applique and try them out.

Playing is the best way to learn.
 Getting a feel for the fabric and the machine
and just seeing where it takes you.

Using bonderweb gives a very crisp edge and holds
everything in place with a warm iron.
You are then free to stitch in the detail.

An early start to a Christmas project.
From a book by Anni Downs

Angels singing carols.

A fun dwelling with blanket stitch on the window.
(I secretly want to live here!)

Time for a cup of tea and a gingham heart!

These petals are being arranged so they can be pinned
in place ready for some needle turning applique.

This book cover was made using lively African fabrics.
Part of the design was backed with bondaweb 
and the shapes were cut out and arranged on a 
complimentary fabric, stitched round and finished
off with a binding.

A dresden plate design was used on this book cover...

with a pocket on the back to hold some pens.
Such pretty Russian dolly fabric.

This turn and flip book cover was made using
Rachel Ashwell's new quilt fabric and embellished
with ribbons, buttons and ric-rac. 
Here's hoping you all have a great weekend.
Daisy xxx


  1. Love your work. It is all beautiful. xx

    1. Thank you. It was done by a talented bunch of ladies who came on one of my workshops. I will pass on your lovely comment to them. xx

  2. Ciao,
    your applique are wonderful.

  3. Hi Daisy
    Not suprisingly, I love the teapot and teacup applique. Think I prefer it to Poppy Treffrey! The shapes are beautiful! x

    1. I will pass your lovely message onto Kerry. It was her first attempt :) xx

  4. Hi Mandy, some lovely makes there, clever ladies, clever tutor!
    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can read more here
    I hope you can accept it.
    Thank you so much for your caring comment last week.
    Carol xx

    Thank you so much for your

  5. Found your blog and what lovely ideas you have ...

    I shall pop back to see some more!

    Happy Days

    Chris xx