Hi all! I wanted to share with you my most recent project from the book, No Sewing Until You Quilt It by Ann R. Holmes.
This book is great for unleashing your inner creativity. I love this book because Ann has packed in a lot of great ideas for working and designing your own quilts using freezer-paper. Roses are one of my favorite flowers, plus it's my middle name. I made the Holiday Rose mini quilt pattern out of my stash; among the fabrics are Tossed Leaves Forest, Mirage Wine, and Batik-Spotted Texture Rootbeer.
I actually broke the rules a little bit and found myself cutting many pieces of fabric to add to the details of the rose. After it was all fused, I quilted it together. I had fun doing fusible appliqué, but I must admit turning my edges under was a little challenging. Luckily, I had my Clover Mini Iron (on sale right now 40% off!) to help me out. This tool is great for turning edges under to make your appliqué look nice and finished.
I'm pretty happy with the results, now I just have to bind it, and I'll be finished!