Vermont Quilt Festival day 2

What a grand day we had at the Vermont Quilt Festival today.  Our class with Sue Pelland was wonderful.  She taught us the technique of fusing and cutting appliques for Melissa’s Quilt.  Sue is very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information.

vqs2I never really wanted to do fusible applique, but using Sue’s method using Misty Fuse has changed my mind.  We started the day by cutting 5″ melons from the fabric that we had already applied Misty Fuse.  We used Sue Pelland’s Petit Leaves Galore ruler.  Then she showed us how to make a grid and lay out the melons.  This is the cut out melons.

vqs4Small bits of leftover fused fabric  was made into dragonflies.  They aren’t in the pattern for Melissa’s Quilt, but I’m going to put them next to the flowers in mine.

vqs3Some of the leftover fabric was cut into 2 1/2″ leaves for the border.  We also cut vines with the Leaves Galore ruler.  No bias cutting or hand applique.  The corner will turn nicely when I get to it.

vqs1The center is fused down and ready to button hole stitch around the melons.  When that is done, I will add the borders and fuse down the vine, leaves and flowers.  I will make sure that I finish it when I get home.  This will make a very pretty wall hanging or crib quilt.

Have a great day and happy quilting.



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