One of my quilting goals this year is to work on my Dear Jane Quilt once a week. I have decided to dedicate Wednesday as DJ day. Elly over at the DJRetreats Yahoo Group, very kindly motivates us all by posting a challenge block each week. This week it is I5 'Maria's Majesty'. I decided to reverse applique this one, and thought you might like to see how I do this.
Step one is to trace the pattern from the book onto the dull side of freezer paper, I mark the pieces that will be my focus fabric, so I know which to cut away.
EDITED - I have been asked how much fabric I cut away from the back. I trim roughly around the outside edge of the shape to reduce bulk, but I don't from behind the oval shapes, the pieces are so small it will make little difference to the bulk and I am worried they will fray.