Another friendship block to finish for my patchwork group and this time I have just put my fabric onto a double sided heat and bond and then assembled on a piece of bake paper. After this it is easy to lift off onto the background fabric and fuse into position with the iron. That sounds easy if you have done it before but there are a number of steps.
Firstly you must reverse your pattern then trace it onto the heat and bond and then fuse this to the back of your applique piece.
Cut out your shape and then score the paper with a pin to remove.
If you have a pattern place this under the bake paper and then assemble your pieces on top and fuse together on the bake paper.
These will then just lift off as one piece and
you can then fuse them to the base fabric.
But I see a problem straight away with my cup cake. I should have backed the icing on the cake with another fabric to get rid of that shadow. Still I have a crafty plan to deal with that.
Next I zig-zagged the edges down. Before I did this I put a piece of interfacing on the back to stablise the stitching and before I actually stitched I did a few practise lines to get the width and density of the stitch correct.
I pull my bobbin thread to the surface to eliminate tangles.
Bottom and then the top.
Then turn to the back and cut away that interfacing.
My crafty plan for that shadow was to embroider and embellish the design. It takes your eye away from the shadow.
I used straight stitch, pistol stitch and French knots. The fabric for the icing is by Odile Bailloeul, I just love her fabric designs.