Monday, May 11, 2009

Applique tutorials, and my package!

The gorgeous Stephanie over at Loft Creations had a secret giveaway at the end of April, and I was one of the lucky winners! Today my parcel arrived - all the way from across the ocean it came, and delivered right to my door!


I have wanted to make Dresden Plate blocks for eons....and now I can. :-)
Don't you love the cute pack of charm squares!? I've never had charm squares before so I'm excitedly planning to make them up into a little quilt someday soon.
I loved the sheep card, too, and the sweet pink gingham paper and pink flannel bows.
Thanks so much Stephanie!

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I've had some questions asking "how do I applique?", so I found a couple of good tutorials for those who need them.
The first is for my favourite style of applique, BLANKET STITCH, and the second is for the method I need to learn, NEEDLETURN.

I hope these are of assistance to those of you who are just starting to stitch. :-)

Now I'd better go and organise a meal for family before I sit down in my favourite chair and stitch some new designs I've been working on....ooooooooooooooooohh, you are going to *love* them! Wish I could give you a sneak peek, but not yet.

Hugs
Jenny

16 comments:

  1. hi Jenny-weren't you a lucky girl!Great prize and can't wait to see what you do with them.cheers teri

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  2. oh man what you got a dresden plate ruler hmmmmmphhh..I'm sending the faires to your house for me hehehe, way to go girl nice pick up,cheers Vickie

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  3. Hi Jenny, what beautiful gifts, you lucky girl. xxx

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  4. Now I shall be watching for dresden plates to appear. :o) Thanks for the links.

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  5. Those tutorials are excellent. I will refer to them again. I think I'll stick to the blanket stitches for a while, though, as they are more country-bumpkinish (my style). I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  6. Hola guapa¡¡¡ hoy he recibido tu regalo , es precioso, un verdadera maravilla, MUCHAS GRACIAS, y el diseƱo con mi nombre que no lo esperaba a sido una sorpresa muy hermosa, muchas gracias por tantas atenciones hacia mi, BESOS.

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  7. Congrats on your win Jenny! That is a great prize there! Good for you! 8-)

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  8. I'm not sure how I found your blog... just checking out one leads to another and before you know it, the hour is gone! LOL I love your Shabby Roses! Thank you!

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  9. You are a lucky winner, great things you got.
    I don´t know how to do needle turn applique either but I get along fine with the blanket stitch, and I like the look of it a lot.
    KATRIN W.

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  10. I just found your site from my friend Julie's at tatterred threads. I LOVE the heart BOM's. Can't wait to make them! I love your site and am excited to be a new fan. I just started a little blog to put some of my craft stuff up on and some cool links. It's www.babyjaynes.blogspot.com. I think I'm going to feature the Shabby Roses BOM blocks at the end of this week. I'll include links to your page. Thanks again!

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  11. Woohoo, congrats on the win - what a lovely package!
    I do blanket stitch applique exclusively - I figure why fuss with needleturn when there's fusible web? LOL! Maybe someday I'll learn, since I do like the look of it.
    I can't wait to see what designs you're dreaming up, girl!

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  12. Dodn't you just love getting parcels from other quilters?

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  13. What a great package of goodies to recieve! I just found your blog, and wanted to say hi! :)

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  14. Hello Jenny,

    I have just found your blogs and I'm overwhelmed by your generosity in sharing your designs. What a nice person you must be. Thankyou so much. I think they are just so cute.

    Blessings Gail

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  15. 1) I love dresden plate design, and can't wait to see yours. 2) Thank you for the links to the applique stuff! I need to learn needleturn, too. I don't like anything to be such a production as many of the applique techniques are... They just prevent me from doing them!

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  16. Hi Jenny,
    Thank you so much !! :-)) :-))
    The tutorials are too good and am so excited to try out applique.
    Lovely prize too. :-))
    Thanks,
    Shrenika

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I will try to reply via email unless you are a 'no reply blogger' which means you'll have to check for my reply in the comments. Of course, life is a rather hazardous activity, isn't it? So if I don't respond to your comment that's the reason why - life simply stepped in...
hugs
Jenny
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