I have never hand appliqued with the needle turned style. I have done the freezer paper method and liked it alot. I have loved Tonye Phillips quilts since I first saw them and wanted to take a class with her. We started with the Retro Bag and here are some examples she had for us to consider, I just love the bright colors! Mine is almost done believe it or not!
Below is Tonye and yours truly as she shares my Dozens of Basket quilt with the class!! I had fused my baskets and used a zig zag stitch to secure them. If you don't have her book Hand Appliqued Quilts I suggest you get it as it is very understandable and is quite charming to boot!
Here are some of Tonye's Quilts and they are spectacular in person.
Tonye is just a wonderful person and I hope to be able to get her to Chico to meet local quilters and have her share her talent in person!