The theme is Appliqué for the Aurifil Artisan challenge for August.

The theme is Appliqué for the Aurifil Artisan challenge for August.

This month the Aurifil Artisan challenge is all about appliqué. I decided the thing I like to Appliqué the most is my label. I thought I would create a bag that is inspired by my label. 

I found a lovely lilac floral print for the inside and a chocolate brown for the outside and I created a quilt sandwich I trimmed the sandwich to 11.5 inches x 20 inches. I quilted straight lines with Aurifil black 28wt thread in a long stitch and 50wt on the bobbin. After it was quilted, I bound the sandwich in black Grunge fabric.

I folded the mini quilt in two fifths over two fitths leaving one with of the quilt for the top flap. I sewed along the sides of the two fifths to create a simple envelope.

I then used Aurifil floss colour    all 6 strands doubled over to blanket stitch just along the binding all the way around the parameter. This is how it turned out. I'm happy with it but I would like to use an upholstery linen for this project. Stay tuned.

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