Reverse applique...proper technique for fabrics that will fray.
Another block from "Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix & Match" by Susan Briscoe. I used freezer paper templates for the flower shapes and pearle cotton for the embroidery. The flower centers shapes were very difficult to get uniform and smooth. Block measures 9".
T-Shirt Tutorial: Backstitched Reverse Applique | annie blog I'm doing this with a chartreuse shirt underlaid with scraps of olive stretch satin, and the design is an absinthe fairy, with the embroidery in black and neon green. I'm feeling pretty good about this project!