Week one of handstitched class has come and gone. This week, we learned about reverse applique. I am still so excited by all the ways that this technique could be used. And all the new skills I'm learning.
One of the projects we worked on was this needlebook, which used reverse applique surrounded by a blanket stitch to show off little peeks of the inside fabric. I love how mine turned out! My running stitches are a little uneven and shaky, but it was hard going through all those layers! Practice makes perfect, though, and I feel pretty good about my first completed class project.
Halfway through, after doing the reverse applique and decorative blanket stitch, I switched my inside fabric as the Domestic Bliss print I was using just didn't show through as well. I had some of this Flea Market Fancy on hand and I sure do love it in this project. The bubbles in the fabric coordinate pretty perfectly with the applique shapes (and floss, which I had picked to go with the other fabric!). I'm sure the husband is happy I have some place for my needles now so that I stop cursing every time I loose one.
I'm linking this up to The Handmade Parade at There and Back!Check it out to see other handstitched projects!
P.S. I would have liked homework much more if this was the stuff we learned in school!