What fun we had in my Double Reverse Applique class in Sun City Center! The students had excellent results!
What colorful produce!
This in-progress apple, below, shows a bit of the technique. Early patches are sewn down over-sized. Later overlapping pieces properly define the patches underneath. With this process, the background fabrics are often the last ones to be added, which is the case here. The top background fabric has been added, so the top half of the apple is nicely defined. The lower half is still lumpy, waiting for the bottom background piece to properly overlap and shape it.
(The green fabric will also be cut away to reveal the stem.)
Here’s another example. With no background fabrics sewn, the apple is lumpy. The background fabrics will cover and reshape those wonky edges.
By the end of the day, everyone had basically finished their apples and some were working on their pears. (As you might guess, the second project goes much faster than the first.)
I love teaching this class, because everyone is always so tickled with their results. Me too!
I’d enjoy teaching for your guild, too! You’ll find more information here.
P. S. I also teach this class online!