Feb 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday Feb 20, 2013

I have been sewing along with the Something New Sampler - it is a blog hop around on a number of blogs. Today I worked on the machine applique block.  In all of these years of sewing I have never used anything but a straight stitch for applique by machine, and I generally do my applique by hand.

Anyway, my machine has a special stitch and foot just for applique:

The edge of the foot follows the edge of the applique- it sews 3 stitches to the left, then one stitch swoops over and catches the applique.  If I were making an heirloom I would want to practice a lot more with this before I did it, and also use matching thread.  Since I am just playing along to get my mojo back I am not too concerned.

Here is the finished block:

I am linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.


Beth said...

Your block looks good. I love being able to do something new too!

Kristin said...

How clever, I will have to check my feet and see if I have one of those. Appliqué is one of my most favorite things!

Marie said...

Great to explore new things. Love your block!
I have found that my machine is far more capable then I have time to explore... What machine are you using? Mine doesn't have a foot like the one you have shown.

Mindful quilter said...

That is a beautiful block, I am ashamed to admit that I haves that foot and I never bothered to find out what it was for