This is my green gardens sewing machine block.
Continuing the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month, Green!
Out came the green pieces with nature or gardening themes.
What fun to find scraps with nature themes. I lay out the bits in a general shape, then start sewing them together. As before (click here for tutorial) I faced the scraps with interfacing to turn the edges.
I didn't want to smell the fusible, so I just pinned the machine to a background and sewed around the applique. Mistake. It shifted some and looks uneven.
Don't look at that, look at the bee, the colorful dots, my own hand dyed picasso face fabric.
The lime flowers, the bird, the piece of dragonfly, the mary engelbreit gardener, and you can't see it but the fabric strip next to her is tiny white daisies on green.
There are palm trees of course, I was born in Florida...
And to go with them, a turtle.
I used rayon green thread to satin stitch around the applique. I do not love this look, so don't know if I'll try it again on the others or give each one a different look. I want a bold edge, so maybe a thick couched thread around it in the quilting stage... maybe black... Next time I'll be able to go outside to press the fusible so it will lay straighter for stitching as well.
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