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Monday, 15 April 2019

Hold Onto Your Heart:The Pansy Scallop Frames

This is my pattern which I use to guide me through the steps for completing Part 3
Here are my almost completed pansies in position on the background.
I pin the accurately cut pattern sheet in position on the background fabric which as the seam allowance all around marked a guideline. 
I make sure the centre of my pattern sheet is the centre of the background fabric: they need to nicely line up. 
When adding the scallop frame, I start by positioning the middle scallop down first
Like so
This is what my scallop frame looks like from the back. You can see I've turned the corners and I used glue to get those edge down.
I also use glue during these steps to get the scallop frame down.
And once the centre is down neatly, then put down the sides
As soon as the frame is down, press down firmly, you want the edges to stick
Once the frame is in position, you don't need the pattern sheet in position anymore.
Next, I double check the 'pointed' bits of the frame, I want them properly stuck down.
Then I turn my block over:
with the frame glued down into position, I now have 2 layers of fabric in position, which is unnecessary. So I'm going to cut away the background fabric. 
Do this extra carefully: I cut away one side, then the other, meeting at the centre scallop point.
I have left a seam allowance overlap when cutting so my frame is safely and securely snug in position
How stunning is the scallop pansy corner? I'm totally in love with it.
As you can see, I haven't finished my pansies - they have the extra overlap piece coming for their heads which I think I will stitch on the machine.
and it's time for the thread embroidery too..
But as I say and keep saying, there's no rush. 

Quilts as magnificent as this one, come together in their own time. Don't rush the process. 
 'Hold Onto Your Heart' is a paid BOM 
It's a breathtaking quilt full of meaningful symbols and beauty. The floral border is a triumph which offers an additional  pieced option - making it versatile for all skill levels. Perfect for lovers and enthusiasts of applique. 

You can start this BOM today! 
Be sure to visit my Online Quilt Group on Facebook where progress images are being shown all the time. It's a massive inspiration and I warn you, it's addictive!

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