Last Updated on April 17, 2020 by wendigratz
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Last week I showed you how to frame your applique with an easy wonky faux sashing technique.
Today I’m going to show you how to make your applique bust out of that frame!
It’s so much fun. 🙂
Here’s the video showing how.
See how easy that is? The hardest part is remembering that those loose bits are there so you don’t accidentally iron them somewhere they don’t belong. 🙂
Here are some more examples of critters busting out of their frames. . .
This is so much fun to do! Here are a few more I’m eager to play with – to make busting out versions. . .
I want to make this moose head bigger so that his antlers encroach into the next blocks. (The moose is a free pattern here.)
I want to make this bunny’s ears twitch into the next block. (That bunny is also a free pattern!)
I want to put this crocodile on a square background block, letting the extra length of his snout flow into the next block. (He’s one of the blocks from the Safari quilt pattern.)
I want this nosy goose (from the Noisy Farm quilt pattern) to poke her beak into the business of her neighbor’s block.
I want to add tall hats (from the Fancy Doodads applique accessories pattern) to all the blocks and let it stretch into the block above.
The possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to see what you do with this technique!
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