So glad you stopped. I hope you like my Applique Snail. I had such fun making this pattern.
Click here to download the PDF pattern file.
Here are some of the steps and things I encountered while making the snail, along with a few tips.
Cut the backing fabric 13" square. You will be able to trim after the snail is appliqued down. Fold into fourths to find the center and help with centering the snail.
Choose your snail fabric colors. Trace the templates to the back of Steam-A-Seam 2 Lite. Cut outside of the drawn lines. Press each adhesive piece to the back of the corresponding fabric. Trim on the drawn line.
Using a teflon pressing sheet helps in these steps.
I used a short, small zig-zag stitch around the yellow spiral. I had to tear the backing from the adhesive so I made a slit with a straight pin.
I zig-zag stitched the eyes in place before placing the orange body on the background fabric.
I centered the snail. Remove the shell and purple antenna.
Zig-zag the orange body down.
As I sewed, the adhesive started building up on my needle.
I bought these tiny swab packs and use the felt wipe to get the adhesive off the needle. They last through about 10 minutes of sewing.
Add the shell and the purple antenna. Finally trim up the background to a 12-1/2" square.
If you make the snail, send me a photo. I would like see how each of you interpreted it and I will post them in an up-coming blog.
THE GIVEAWAY Has Ended!
I have one giveway from EQ. They were so kind in providing me the Quilting Designs Volume 3 CDROM for one lucky blog hopper visiting my blog.
I ask that you leave a comment telling of one fun summer activity in which you like to participate.
I have a second giveaway that I hinted at in my April 15 post. Here it is: A Vera Bradley tape measure (60") for your purse.
If you are interested in the giveaways, I must have a way to contact you. (1) If you are a no-reply blogger or do not have a blog, you must leave your email address in the comment. If I can't contact you, I will not be able to include you in the drawing. (2) I do not accept anonymous comments. They go into my spam file! (3) I will leave this contest open until 11:59 EST on April 26, 2013. (4) Only one comment per blogger, please.
One winner for the Quilting Designs CDROM and another winner for the tape measure will be selected on April 27, 2013.
I hope all of you are enjoying this week's blogs. And thank you, Bea, for organizing this event. And thanks to EQ for providing giveaways.
Here is the Schedule for the
EQ Appliqued Animals Blog Hop
With these fun sub-categories:
Critters and Bugs
Monday April 22nd
Tuesday April 23rd
Wednesday April 24th
Thursday April 25th
Friday April 26th