This month I sewed Part 5 of the Sundance Sampler, available exclusively through Bernina dealers, with my Topiary collection for Blend Fabrics and Aurifil threads. Part 5 is easy - just appliqué blocks!
I love doing appliqué with Aurifil 28 wt. thread in a variety of colors - it creates a lovely ridge around each motif. For this project I used colors 2440, 5017, and and 2425. I still use 50 wt. in the bobbin in a neutral color and lower my thread tension so it doesn't pop to the top. I set my Bernina 780 to stitch 1329 and adjust the stitch width to 2.1, the length to 2.4 and the tension to 1.5 or 1.75. (Lots more about appliqué in my upcoming Craftsy class, debuting tomorrow.)
I hope you are having a wonderful summer and get lots of time sewing this week!
P.S. Carrie P is that winner of the Garden Spot giveaway here on this blog. I have lots of things happening all at once here and have subsequently had a lot of giveaways and am seriously behind on my replies. I apologize. I really appreciate all of your participation!