Saturday, December 7, 2013

Snowman Applique

A few weeks back, I was able to finish up the snowman applique project that I've been working on.  All the applique was done by hand and with the needle-turn technique.


The overall piece came out pretty well for my first try at needle-turn applique.  The applique pieces really stand out once I quilted the piece.  It almost appears to be trapunto, but I was able to achieve the effect by using a thick batting and doing dense quilting around the appliques.


I used thread matching the background pieces to outline the major applique pieces.  I also outline stitched around the sleeves and scarf for the snowman to make those stand out differently from his body.


The quilting is a little hard to see, but I did swirls in the "sky" and waves on the "ground".  Different parts of the details show up in the pictures below.






Overall, it was a fun project and an easy one to get started on for getting used to needle-turn applique.

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations

1 comment:

  1. I love how puffy he looks! yes if you do a lot of stitching around the applique that is what happens, I do the same thing on some of mine