Five Cent Fairy FINISHED!

Remember back a few entries ago, I vowed to try something new…applique.
Remember I found my long lost pressing rods and used them for the first time in FIVE years.
Well the wait is over, I finished my Five Cent Fairy Garden Candle Mat from Kim Deihl’s book Simple Blessings.

I attended a class where they taught applique using applique stabilizer.  I have gotten several questions about the process and will answer all the questions in tomorrow’s post.  For today, I thought I would just show you the completed candle mat.
Although the pattern used plaids, I raided my civil war scraps.  The border is from the new Indigo and Blue line….LOVE IT!    I probably should have done more machine quilting in the borders but I was ready for this project to be done and was afraid to add too much.  The original pattern shows a lot a echoing quilting using the big stitch method but I wasn’t real fond of that.  I was just so antsy to see how it would end up.  The applique peices are REALLY hard and stiff in this process.  I just wanted to see if they would actually soften up.  The instructor kept telling us they would once it was washed but I wanted to SEE it with my own eyes so I wasn’t a patient quilter.  I ended up just stitching about 1/8″ around the applique pieces and stitched in the ditch in the center.

It’s done…and now after three finishes this week, I am definately ready for a new project.

3 thoughts on “Five Cent Fairy FINISHED!”

  1. Love your candle mat—isn’t fun to learn something new–even we decide later that we do not care to that “process” again!!
    And I love your Cindy Lou—-I did not like my colors at all on that one–only one I did not like–so have been watching to see what other colors might be done in it–and really like the colors you choose—thanks for sharing!! Hugs, Di

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