Finally! It is my day to share with you Lara Buccella's new book "Crafted Applique....New Possibilities."
Have you seen all the wonderful projects being made with this game-changing new applique technique? If you haven't, I have a calendar at the end of the post so you can go visit others.
But first, check out what I made....
I received the book about a month ago. The book does a great job explaining the crafted technique and has instructions for some wonderful projects. But upon reading it, I was immediately drawn to try out the process with a project of my own. I have never found raw edge applique works well with the projects I always want to attempt with it. My fabric tears, the edges are frayed and the projects usually gets trashed before it is completed. Let me just say, the crafted technique is a game changer!
After a quick trip to the store for a few supplies, in an afternoon I made this fun pillow for a friend who loves Jack in the Pulpits as much as I do. I have had a remnant of Jane Sassaman's fabric in my stash for years just waiting for the perfect project. Using Lara's technique, I was able to simply cut this glorious flower out of the fabric (as one piece) and apply it to an already quilted backing. How simple it that!
The detail I was able to get was amazing. The fabric didn't tear no matter how close I had to cut. And because the fabric doesn't fray, I had no issues with the topstitching. My mind is now swimming with ideas - flower details on fabric buckets, patches on jeans and jackets, and 3 dimensional items as trims on all sorts of projects. This pillow will definitely not be the last item you see from me using this technique!
Lara has graciously offered me a copy of the book to give away to one of you. To be entered, just leave me a comment. I would love to hear what you would add an applique detail to. I will choose a random winner as I enjoy a cup of coffee on the morning of June 1st.
Please make sure you’re not a no-reply commenter (or leave an email address in your comment if you’re not sure). You cannot win if I cannot get a hold of you!
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Congratulations to Jenny!
You can also visit Lara's blog - there she has more projects to share from the book and even more giveaways. This red and white wallhanging is one of my favorite projects in the book.
A huge thank you to Lara for including me in this hop and sharing with me her technique. If you haven't "met" her yet, she is a sweetheart and so very supportive to all who come in contact with her. I wish her so much success with this book!
Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities Blog Hop
May 1st to June 5th 2016
May 1st to June 5th 2016
Giveaway Winners Announced!
A Quilted Passion