I designed the first border without a pattern, but decided I wanted a mirror image of it for the second border.
I taped the first one to my back door and traced the design.
After the pencil tracing I used a black sharpie
I work on my ironing board (to save my lower back) with a cutting mat. Yes, I really do use a lot of pins!
a LOT of pins.
I machine baste my stems and vine on the machine.
This makes the applique a joy to do!
After many hours of sewing, I'm almost done with the second border. Looking forward to designing the top and bottom borders next. I think I'll do them at the same time!
Please let us know how your Jubilee project is coming!