I've got the dogwood blossom center of my handstitched class quilt done. I used an invisible hand applique stitch to reverse applique it. Rachel showed how to do it with a blind stitch using perle cotton, but I'm not entirely sold on that. I'm not sure I'm really sold on my version either though. In any case, I can always add the perle cotton as I go along.
I'm a bit stumped for the outer border. I'm not sure if I should use something darker and eyecatching, or something mellow. I need to keep in mind that the white border won't actually be white. It will be filled with embroidery, like this..... What say you, internets?
It wasn't all class projects this week. My hand pieced quilt, is sashed and ready to be marked and quilted! I'm kind of thinking of using a Baptist fan pattern, but I also want to use orange thread. I'm not sure the two would really work together. I think if I do an allover pattern, a neutral thread is probably the way to go. Maybe I'll leave it for a bit and a brilliant solution will come to me.
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