"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pam's gorgeous BOM!

If you've been making my Wonky Houses BOM then I think you'll love this!

Go and look at Pam's gorgeous "Mama Spark's My Neighborhood" BOM!

It's SO cute!! I love her funky houses! I know you will too. :-)



Crispy said...

Oh great another project hehehe, I went over a fell in love with it. Thank you for sharing the link :0)


Cattinka said...

It is so cute, you shouldn´t tempt us like that, someone might not be able to resist....

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What cute houses. I don't do much applique, but may have to try this one. Too cute!!

Shrenika Kasera said...

I am new to applique and have absolutely fallen in love with your Shabby Roses Blocks, but they use some "Blanket stitch applique" on them. Can you please tell me how to do this applique or direct me to some tutorial for absolute beginner?
Thanks a lot !

Myra said...

That quilt is adorable! Love it! 8-)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Hi Shrenika!! You can find a tutorial on blanket stitch here: http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2007/09/tutorial-hand-sew-felt.aspx

If that does not help, just email me and I'll do a tutorial of my own on the blog for you. :-)


Shrenika Kasera said...

Hi Jenny,
Thanks for the link. Its very useful and detailed. :-)
I have just one small doubt though. In this applique, do we have to fold over the edges to avoid fraying? Wont the edges fray if left as it is?

Jenny of Elefantz said...

When you blanket stitch an applique it holds it in place and prevents fraying.

There is another type of applique where you fold the edges under and that is called needleturn applique.

Either style can be used for the blocks. :-)

Here is a tutorial for the needleturn method.

Let me know if you have any more questions, Shrenika. :-)