Hello Everyone,

It has been a few days since I posted on my progress on the Paradise in Blooms Quilt.  But guess, what??  I have begun the appliqué process, Yahoo!!!  Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not fond of slowing down to do appliqué, but I do love it on a quilt.  It makes the quilt really unique.  Let's take a look...

This is the stage where I began to choose the colors for the flower buds and the stems.  I needed to choose two flower bud colors and two stem colors.  At least that is what I wanted.  The colors above were what I was previewing.  In the end, I did not choose the lilac batik on the left.

Oh, how did this photo get in here?   On Saturday, my buddy came to help me finish up some piecing on the outer units.

Here are some of the stems laid out ready to cut around.  This is the Stick and Peel laser cut pieces that come in the pattern.  They are very lightweight, you can see through them.  You peel off the paper to expose the sticky side, then press them onto the fabric you will be using.  Once they are on, you cut around the pieces by leaving a quarter inch all the way around.  

This is what the pieces look like when they are cut and ready to turn under.  To turn under you simply use the fabric glue pen (found here) and the flat end of your Purple Thang (found here) to help lift and smooth the 1/4" of fabric onto the glue that you have placed on the stick and peel.  

Here is the layout before the pieces are turned under. 

Here they are after they are turned under.  Nice and neat and ready to rock and roll!!

Here is how they will look on the background.  I think I like!!! What do you think??  Now to stitch down with some machine appliqué.  

I think I will use the two spools of silk thread above to match the pieces.  But first, I have to make three more of these layouts and then eight different layouts for the medallion pieces.  I am getting there.

If you would like to buy the pattern or kit, just click here.  If you would like to take this class with me, click here to see where I am teaching. 

Stay tuned for more!!

Until Next Time...

Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

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