Applique Thursday Giveaway 10/18/12

This is as far as I got (which wasn't much, but a start) on the next two applique blocks.  I hoped to have more done, but yesterday, I went on a train trip - gone from 9-7pm.  More on that tomorrow.
As you can see, I only have the photocopies made, a couple of fabrics pulled and one freezer paper template cut out.  The forget me not copy was a bit of a struggle to print as the pattern was drawn on A4 and I only had 8 1/2 x 11 paper.  First I asked why I was having so much trouble not getting all of it and  a kind member told me it was designed on A4 - thank you, again!  Then I went out to buy some 8 1/2 x 14 paper to print it on.  A4 is slightly larger than our paper (in length) and is used in Australia where Esther generates these gorgeous flowers.

On Anna's garden block 5 I am going to do my freezer paper method, a little different than most.  I iron the template to the fabric on the right side.  Then I cut out my fabric piece leaving a 3/8th's seam allowance around the template. Then I remove the paper from the fabric and center it with the dull side to the back, shiny side showing, and turn over the seam allowance fuse it to the freezer paper.  I then place the prepped piece on the background and fuse it in place, then stitch it down. Then I cut out the background from the back of the piece 1/4" from my stitch line and remove the paper.

Last week's winner of the book, Quilts for Ice Cream Lovers, is Robin!  I've sent her an email and hope to hear from her soon.  Here is this week giveaway book for all you paper pieceing lovers: 
I bought this book for the elephant pattern and don't need it any more.  I did make a few others - the loon, the pelican - they are very nice paper piecing patterns.  To win this copy, all you need to do is comment or link to have a chance for it to be yours. Or do both and have two chances. Submissions end Wednesday night. Use the blue link below. And remember, it doesn't have to be applique (that you share that is) - I love all sorts of eye candy.
I'm linking to Melissa's TNT also. Go see what others are trying, too.

Comments

Sew Very Sherry said…
I can't believe I'm the first to comment. I love applique and would definitely use this book. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
Gill said…
Another great book! I'm looking to paper piece a puffin! is there a puffin in this book??
ANudge said…
Gill, yes there is a puffin in the book. So link some eye candy so you'll have two chances to win. You don't even have to do a new post to link - even a link for a photo in flickr or similar photo gallery will do. Good Luck!
I'm so glad to have something to link up this week! I just loved your finishes, and it looks like these 2 new blocks are going to be just as beautiful! It will be fun to watch you bring them to life :*)
Oh goodie! A paper-piecing book for the giveaway! I love pp and that little kitty cat is calling to me =^..^= I've got all my fingers, toes and even my eyes crossed :*D
Auntjunifer said…
Appliqué and paper piecing are my favorite things to work on. This book would be a wonderful addition to my library.
JoyceLM said…
Love paper piecing - thanks for the chance to win the book.
Love it and you are a awesome too!! Glad to be in the same guild as you !!
Linda said…
HI! NEAT BOOK! LOVE APPLIQUE!
THANKS FOR SHARING A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

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Sandra said…
This bookk would be so handy. Thanks for the chance to win.
Beth said…
I l-o-v-e this book and would be thrilled to win a copy. Thanks much for the chance.
I'm just beginning my paper piecing journey - a few temper tantrums and tears were had when I made the first few but now I can finally look at a block and try it with confidence! That elephant is awesome :)
Rita E in AZ said…
What fun looking blocks to make a great quilt!
Marcia W. said…
You caught my interest with the elephant! My grandnieces would love to have paper pieced animals like these in their quilt (well, let's just say I would like to make the elephant for me too). Your new applique pattern looks difficult. My quilting will be very light for another month or more - taking a "back" seat. Thanks for the giveaway of this book.
Jill said…
I love the elephant! All the patterns looks really cute. Thanks for a chance to win