A few months ago, I was looking around the house for something to applique. I have plenty of projects started but nothing I was in the mood for. So I decided I was going to put to good use some of the beautiful hand dyed and batik fabrics that my friend Julie www.jaybirdquilts.com sent to me.
I am using Marbleous Jacquard in Black by Robert Kaufman. I can find a good picture of the black but her it is in Cactus...
... but the black....I just eat it up.
This piece is about 40" square at this point. I took a whole piece of the black fabric and using a paper circle template, traced a circle with a chalk marker. Then I did freehand drawing with the chalk to make each shape. I basted a piece of fabric to the back a bit larger than the circle and then used reverse appliqué to create each design. So... yep its all hand appliquéd and very fun.
Now I am trying to figure out how to set it.
My friend Sharla www.softexpressions.com suggested that maybe it doesn't need a border which could be why I and struggling a bit with it. Hmmmm...this suggestion may win out...
I used my Snagit Program to cut and paste some different options.
A suggestion from my friend Eileen http://eileenwintemute.blogspot.com, some simple but offset borders. I added the shadow in my program but will most likely not add the shadow.
I probably won't get a chance to work on it for about a month, so if you have any suggestions, no matter how wild or simple, or if you like one of the ones you see, I would love to hear it. Right now the first one and the last one are looking the best to me.
Hope you get to sew this weekend.
Love Aunti Nicole