Recently I quilted a quilt for my friend Sylvia. She had used her Accucutter to cut the shapes for the rough edge applique. Sylvia and I have worked together before, so she knew that she didn't have to sew the applique down before bringing me the quilt. She place a dot of glue behind the pieces, then pinned them in place with all the pins laying horizontal, so that the quilt would be easy to roll on my Longarm.
I quilted about an eighth of an in around on all of the applique.
I used the same thread that I was using for the background. There were way to many pieces to change thread colour for each one. The tread blends nicely and once the edges fray with washing, you won't be able to see it.
Once the quilting is done around the applique, it pops right up.
Between the two of us, I think the quilt looks great. Working with Sylvia is always a delight!
I couldn't resist putting in this picture of Blanche with the two youngest grandchildren. Blanche will put up with whatever the kids dish out. When she is getting tired or hurt, she gives us this look. Save me. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't. Either way, she always loves her babies!