Hello Everyone,

Yes, I can do appliqué, but really under special circumstances.  There is a story behind this, so stick with me...

Oh about a year or so ago, one of my closest friends had asked me to make a block for her.  She actually asked each of her friends to make a block.  It was of a particular pattern and she wanted it to reflect our individual personalities.  

This block is from a Quilt Soup Pattern, All Dolled Up. It is of a lady in a hat.  Because I don't usually do appliqué, I had put it off and put it off.  Justine, my friend, kept asking me where the block was... I kept saying that I would do it.  You know how that goes procrastination?

Anyway, now my friend is moving and I am quite sad.  Yesterday was the day!  I actually started to make the block and I must say I like it.  Justine likes to use Steam A Seam and a buttonhole stitch, so that is how I am doing this for her.

But, I first fused all the pieces to the right side of the fabrics... ACK!!! So I had to do all the tracing and cutting a second time... See why I don't do appliqué usually?

Enough talking... here is where I am at...

Of course I am using Kaffe Fassett fabrics, because Justine knows this is totally me!  I want her to remember that too!  See the little flower button?  That will get sewn on after I do the stitching.

Plus, I will add a little more bling as well.

Here is the entire block, fused and ready to stitch.  I even added decorative ribbon for a necklace.  Let's hope I don't mess up the stitching.  

I will miss you, Justine, and I hope this block acts as a small remembrance of our quilty friendship.

Until Next Time...
Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

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