Ann Fahl’s secret to amazing applique

Applique Ann's Way

Ann Fahl recently sent me her latest booklet, Applique Ann’s Way”.  I couldn wait to . get it out of the bubble wrap and packing.

I predict this will be welcomed with enthusiasm.

When the subject of applique arises many quilters feel intimidated, it seems so difficult. It can be like the old monster in the closet that we feared as a child. BOOO, scary. But in reality, there is nothing to fear. It is an imagined monster.

If the subject of applique` arises many quilters feel intimidated, it seems so difficult. It can seem like that old monster in the closet that we feared as a child. BOOO , scary but there is nothing to fear, it simply isn’t a real. Applique-phobia is an imagined monster as well. What you need is a really good teacher to shine some light on the subject. The right instruction can make all the difference.

Ann Fahl has done just that, provided excellent instruction for doing applique.  You’ll find it is much easier than you imagined. It contains clear, easy to follow instructions which simplify the process.

She’s included 6 of her favorite methods, 3 with feed dogs up [“Feed dogs up? You may say, How is this possible? “ Yes, those dogs are up. Doesn’t it sound easier already? She includes  3 other methods with the feed dogs down. You’ll find a method that works for you. She gives detailed help with problems that can arise on occasion and the solution, several pages worth.

Ann is a recognized master at her craft, with many years of experience and skill, who wouldn’t benefit from anything she has to say on the subject?
Banish that monster, clean out that closet and have some fun with applique’  x+

PurpleIrisLarge

Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art & More

Barbara Harms-Up Close and Personal I've been a painter most of my life. I was introduced to quilting after moving to Oregon and instantly fell in love it. It was new and exciting, I jumped in with both feet. As enjoyable as I found quilting, I began to miss the creative freedom painting affords. Then, I discovered fiber art quilting, I was finally home. My Process & Approach For me, it's the process of creating that holds the strongest attraction. I love starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, then I follow where it leads. My style is fairly loose and instinctual. The choices and decisions that come up as I work on a piece, are made based on my gut feelings. This can result in quite a few changes in direction. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise. Sometimes everything just comes together & I think that this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat.

5 thoughts on “Ann Fahl’s secret to amazing applique

    1. Ann is such a great quilt artist, with a body of beautiful work to her name. [FYI, I have a nice interview with her in my archive of interviews]. But she is also generous in sharing her wealth of knowledge. Her booklets in particular, are jam packed with so much useful information. I was thrilled to be asked to review some of these, from an artist I have so much respect for.
      I think my favorite is the booklet on working with metallic threads, the bane of many an art quilter. When I received it, I assumed it would be aimed at a beginning level, those just starting to experiment. WRONG! Was I ever wrong. I’ve used them a lot in my quilts and thought I had a pretty good handle on their use. But I have to say, there were some real gems I found in her booklet. These booklets are useful to art quilters on any level. Practical inormation that even experienced quilters can benefit from.
      Barb

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    1. Ann Fahl is amazing, her work exquisite and her teaching skills, so clear and easy to follow! It was my privledge to be asked to offer my impresssions of “Applique Ann’s Way”.I highly recomnend it.I know Ann will appreciate your comment as well.

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