Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Designing applique borders and a "Giveaway"!!!

Earlier in the year, I appliqued a block called "Miss Kelly" designed by Erin Russek. I have decided to finish it in a "Round Robin" sort of fashion. I wanted to start by designing an applique border for this piece, first I scanned a few my own flowers/buds and leaves that I planned to work with. After a little tweaking on the computer, I printed out several pages of these elements (actual size) in greyscale. Now I could cut them up and start arranging, a little dab of LAPEL stick ( I love this product) holds it all in place as I play to find a layout I like. As an added bonus, the paper version can be used as my placement template.........its just too easy!!!


Then I got busy making the required number of pieces in fabric using my preferred method (freezer paper and gluestick) you can read an earlier post that describes this method here

So......you want to know about the giveaway?.....have you seen LAPEL stick for sale at your local quilt shop? Have you tried it yet? They are terrific and have many uses............want a chance to win one? Leslie Durand, Sales and Marketing Director for LAPEL Stick contacted me yesterday and generously offered to let me host a giveaway. She has told me I can pick 2 winners, so....... just leave me a comment in this post. I'll post the winners Monday Dec 5th. and Leslie will send you your very own LAPEL stick......keep it for yourself or use it as a stocking stuffer
You can learn more about this product at www.lapelstick.com or www.fashionemergencies.com

39 comments:

Xa Lynn said...

oh, i'd love to try that!

Xa Lynn

Joan said...

The borders match your applique so beautifully ...you have captured me again with your work.

Diane J. Evans said...

Once again, you've pushed the boundaries and discovered something wonderful. I can't wait to see this finished. Are your applique fabrics batiks? The colors are luscious.

Diane

BJ said...

Sounds like a wonderful product. Would love to win one. Thanks. Your quilt is just gorgeous!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness look at that quilt....how beautiful! Are you going to hand quilt it? I never thought to design a border this way...your brain must work overtime!

No I haven't tried the glue, thanks for the chance to win one.

Happy Sewing

Royce said...

Well I'd never heard of lapel stick before and checked out the site and yes I'd LOVE to have one. I do a lot of fiber art and I think this would be great.
Love your border - not sure I have the patience to do the appliqué like that now, but would love to try it someday.

Robbie said...

I think I remember you mentioning this glue stick but I forgot (already!)...go figure! If I was lucky enough to win, at least I would have it to try! Your piece is BEAUTIFUL (as usual!). Clever process also.

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

Judy Whaites said...

What a great product, a very useful item for any textile artist. I love your quilt, thanks for sharing your design methods.

Debbie said...

I would love a chance to win a lapel glue stick. Your quilt is beautiful.

Jackie said...

Would love to try one!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

Loveday's Day said...

I would love to try it.

Kate said...

This is a cool product...I see more paper piecing and applique in my future.

JustPam said...

This would probably beat using spray on basting stuff in my basement when I try to keep my pieces of fabric from moving-much safer!

Mary-Kay said...

I've never heard of it but I'm game t try anything. Your work is beautiful.

M-R said...

I love Lapel Stick and I've run out! Thanks for the giveaway!

Quilt Hollow said...

Lovely stocking stuffer!!!

Needled Mom said...

OMGosh...that looks amazing. You do such an incredible job with applique.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Beautiful border Jill! please put my name in the hat.

ladibug said...

the border match, the block perfect I love the teckniqe you used to create them..... i will be trying this on my next project
thanks for sharing.

Dolores said...

I have not seen this product but I would love to try it out.
The quilt is looking pretty darn good.

Mishka said...

Jill,
Your border looks amazing.
Michele

karenbelle84 said...

I have not tried this product but I would love to try it out. I usually use a regular glue stick.

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Elizabeth said...

I love how your project is progressing and I would love to try the lapel glue stick. I have been wanting to do more applique.

Dianne in the country said...

Would love to win one. Your quilt is lovely.

Dianne

Sunny Slope Farm said...

Wonderful border. Hmmm, RR style...does that mean you're planning to add more borders? I'd love to try the LAPEL stick on my next applique project! Rita

Brenda said...

lovely applique, Jill! I'd love to try the lapel stick because I'm tired of being poked by the pins holding my applique pieces in place. thanks for the chance.

Roniquilts2 said...

Wonderful quilt and applique!!! I love the fact you went beyond the original and 'made it your own'. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!!! The LABEL product sounds like something I could use. I also love to applique', but have never used a product like the one you are giving away.

Kathinca said...

I really like the applique border you added. Nice craftyness! We don't have Lapel Stick here in the Netherlands, at least not by that name but i would love to try it if i could.

Beth said...

I'm not home at the moment.... but on the way... I picked up some new fabrics, and will be ready to start something new soon. A LAPEL stick would certainly help!

Katie said...

Oh this quilt is going to be GORGEOUS!!!!!

Denise :) said...

Oh my -- this quilt is going to be beautiful! Thanks for the chance to try the LAPEL stick! :)

Clare Wassermann said...

Oooo yes count me in!

shirley said...

never heard of it but love to give it a try. 2012 is an applique year for me. help me out! LOL

thanks
shirley

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

I've been searching for inspiration on designing an applique border for a double wedding ring quilt. You post has given me some great ideas! I will also be using motifs from Erin's designs. I will definitely be photocopying bits and pieces to play with. Thanks!

M and M plus 3 said...

I was very interested in your designing method for you border. I have my World of Blossoms applique blocks (20 hand appliqued) I need to design a border (well setting as well). This will help me, thanks for sharing. I'll start as soon as I get over this stumpness of not knowing where to start.

Li de Liége said...

A como ficarei contente de ganhar, quero experimentar. beijos liége

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