The snowmen are made as one layer upon layer piece on a base of blue felt and stitched onto the background.
First I made an elaborate layer upon layer background, but I set that aside. There wasn’t much point in putting so much work into a background that would barley show. I am sure I’ll find a way to use it later.
I thought I could share a little tip for free motion stitching lines, like snowmen’s arms, onto busy and hard to mark backgrounds:
Place a piece of translucent paper on top of the appliqué, and draw the lines.
I have used what is known as matpapir (paper for packing sandwiches).
Pin the paper to the quilt and free motion stitch on the marked lines. Short stitches make removing the paper easier, and so does running the tip of a needle along the stitched lines. Carefully remove the paper, and stitch the lines again, 2-3 times.
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