Wednesday, 24 July 2013
I added them to a band that had been quilted with a loose leaf design with a few extra leaves added for additional interest. It's very bold dimensional applique!
That's another hat band finished.
My other applique, on Love Entwined, is a lot flatter. I've added a little more to it this week, but hope to make even more progress next week. I might even stretch to a photo!
It was time to draw out the shape of hat brim that I wanted (more brim to shade me at the front than the back, as I get irritated if a car head rest tries to tip my hat off if it has a wide brim all around) before starting to construct the hat.
The most fun bit so far? Adding the brim wire using a zipper foot tight up to it, which has given it a lovely defined edge.
I hoped to finish it today but had to waste time and energy sorting out a washing machine flood - at least in this weather the floor is drying very quickly! Just the outer crown and some stitching on the brim to add with a little bias binding to complete the look inside. It does look plain, doesn't it? I hope that's an advantage when showing off the different bands I hope to make.