The first thing I did was fold my background piece in half twice, creating center points. This also provided me with the four (4) sections that I would be working.
To center your wreath, use your center cut out, fold it in half twice and match the folds of your background. I neglected to take a photograph at the beginning of my placement, but you get the idea from this picture.
Then, I positioned the four (4) stems in their proper sections and their two (2) leaves. I stitched the stems and then the leaves in place prior to proceeding further.
The stems were positioned using the technique I mentioned in a prior tutorial, Wool Tutorial - Silent Night, pining from the back.
Once all four (4) stems were stitched, I was then able to work in sections, centering everything within that section.
Because I was going to cross stitch the stems, I first stabilized them by using the button hole stitch and one (1) strand of DMC floss.
Once all the sections were completed, the wreath was the next piece to stitch. I used the center cut out to make sure that everything was circular and pinned it in place.
I'm ready to stitch!
The tulips were positioned two (2) inches from the edge using a ruler.
I should mention that when I am working with wool on wool, I do not use a fusible web. I pin my pieces in place using my favourite pins - Applique Glass Head Pins size 12 - 3/4 inch from Clover (231CV).
I just love these little pins and use them for all my applique needs! You can find them at your local quilt shop.
I hope you find this information valuable. Catch you all later!
Wonderful tutorial. I usually place my pieces as I go, could be why mine are so wonky, lol.
I also like using my white marking pencil for placement, that way I can mark off the areas to keep it straighter.
I love those little pins.......
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