I am hoping that the infinite wisdom of this group can help me....
I have started working on a project that requires applique. That is
the easy part. The completed piece will be a puffin. I have
successfully cut several of the pieces, understand how they will fit
together and am able to do a decent blind stitch.
My problem: there are a few curves--the neck area and a piece of the
face that are almost U-shaped. (I am using freezer wrap, left enough
for the seam allowance, and have clipped my curves. I even
experimented with adding interfacing to the back.) I am CONCERNED
that with use, etc. that the clipped curves will fray, come undone,
look awful. The original pattern was designed for a wall***, and
if I was making this as a***, it probably wouldn't matter.
However, this will be a quilt for my ***age son who has feels
slighted that is the only one who hasn't been given a quilt and it
might not be handled "gently."
The original pattern has been reduced so that my blocks aren't 17" but
they are going to be close to 15" completed. I am thinking of
alternating them with snowball blocks, but until I am confident of the
puffin block, I haven't thought much more about it. BTW suggestions
I appreciate your time in reading and responding. Thanks.
Diane in PA