two 3 inch blocks of white background and
two 3 inch blocks of focus fabric.
Actually, I cut the wash-away fusable floriani using one of my GO custiom leaf dies. This way, I cut out enough for 3 blocks.
Using the purple Elmer's school glue, I first folded in the points.
I got some new steel applique gadgets at the AQS back in the summer and am still trying to figure them out. I used my fingers more than the rods.
I am still working on it.
Then pulled the threads together so the points all came to the center neatly.
Still working on the neatly.
melons in place. Then waited for it to dry.
And finally, machine appliqued them in place using a simple straight stitch in matching thread.
I will square it up to 5 inches.