Over the last couple of days I have done something different; machine appliqué.
Perhaps I should start from the beginning! :) When I started quilting about 7 years ago, it was all about fabric! Fabric! Fabric! When we finally got Internet connection, a new world opened up and I went totally crazy and hoarded fabric like each day was the last one! LOL
One web shop in the US had sale on all Christmas fabrics and I bought 4 yards cream and 1 yard red traditional Christmas Poinsettias! I love the design, but what I do not like is the metallic! OK, it looks beautiful, but to work with the fabric covered with this stuff is not so fun.... It's a bit stiff and difficult to iron. When I bought it, I wasn't aware of all that metallic stuff and as I can recall it was not well enough stated either.... Oh well.... :)
I don't know how many times these fabrics have been out and in of the shelf, before I came up with a solution;
a table runner!
I had a green metallic fat quarter too, some gold and came up with the idea to machine appliqué trees and stars to the centre piece.
This is the first time I'm using the sewing machine for buttonhole appliqué.
I had so much fun making it, so the plan is to make a square table topper too using the same pattern. It all depends on how much green metallic fabric I have left for the trees......
... and now to my question; how to quilt the table runner?
The applique holds the top and batting, I have not appliquéd through all three layers.