Sunday, 16 December 2012

Fighting with circles

This past few weeks I've been hand sewing. Since i first tried needle turn applique I got hooked on it and I have been sewing a little bit every night while watching T.V.
 My first attempt is finished. I will probably use it in a pillow.

Presently I'm using a pattern from Kim Diehl. It's called " Country Whig Rose", this first part went smoothly but when I got into the small circles... it got tough.
 I sewed the first eight circles but they got pointy and looked like smashed grapes. I had to unpick the whole thing and start all over again
Well, my circles aren't perfect yet but I think I can accept these ones. Hopefully  time will teach me and the next block will be even better.

6 comments:

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Wow, Teresa, the needle turn applique is just amazing! And the circles look great to me. Well done. :)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your blocks look beautiful Teresa, you are doing so well with your needle turn. I found this way to do the circles which helped me: http://charliendwendysblog.blogspot.co.nz/2011/12/holiday-sewing.html
Hope it helps you!

Sheila said...

I think your applique is lovely Teresa and such pretty colors , don't beat yourself up those circles are great!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh such beautiful blocks. You have done such a wonderful job.
Hugs xx

Kathy said...

Your circles look great - and so does the rest of the applique :) This is going to be wonderful finished.

Deb R said...

This looks gorgeous, I love needleturn, keep going. Try and find Sarah Fielkes Needleturn DVD. She has lots of great tips for circles etc!