June is ‘Try It’ challenge as part of the Island Batik Ambassador Program, I had a few ideas in mind, but finally decided on ‘Stained Glass Applique’…
If I were to make another, I would make the applique pieces bigger and far less fiddly, but we live and learn.
Have you ever tried ‘Stained Glass Applique’?
With my fabric chosen, and the layout sorted, it was time to start sewing the blocks together, I then went on to adding the strips of bias binding along each edge
I was pleased with the look this gave me, when I hung it up to the window
Now this is where it got complicated… I fused my hearts in place, and trimmed my bias binding so it measured 1/4″ when sewn in place.
So many pins!!!!
The idea is to make sure you have no raw edges showing, so you have to plan your bias binding journey around the applique pieces. I also wanted to make my hearts look interlinked, which made this process even more complicated…
Finally all the hand sewing was done!
I quilted around each coloured block, and added a brown border to frame it
And my Stained Glass window was complete…
Thanks for reading, be sure to head over to the Island Batik Facebook page to see what the other ambassadors are making this month, and throughout the year…
‘Do what makes your heart smile’