A much simplified doily design was transferred onto the right side of the pale foreground fabric. The coloured background fabrics were basted behind the 'holes' where the foreground fabric would be cut away. The edges of the holes were needle-turned to build up the design.
Hand reverse applique and hand quilting
*This first attempt at reverse applique made me realise that I really enjoyed manipulating the shape of the fabric with the needle. This close control of the edges of the fabric resulted in very accurate shapes.