Shadow Applique allows you to create pictures simply and easily with the tiniest pieces of fabric and Julia Gahagan has a range of wonderful miniature quilt kits that she shares with you.
The shadow applique technique works so very well with tiny pieces of fabric because there is no need for you to sew round this little shapes. They are trapped beneath the net/organza layer, and the quilting is really simple and straightfoward too. You can do clever swirly free motion, or just straight line by hand or machine. So very achievable for everyone, particularly beginners.
Julia talks about how she loves to create scenes with little houses and villages and how she has been inspired by her visits to the Greek Islands for her kits (and we have several listed that you can purchase).
Julia is a self taught quilter learning mainly from books and short workshops. Eventually she signed up for the City & Guilds qualification where she learnt how to develop her own design skills.
Her main passion is to make miniature quilts. This is because they are fun to make. They are also great to give as gifts to family and friends and much quicker than large quilts. – and for Julia they get finished!!!
You can find a range of her patterns and kits in our shop and there are still a few last minute places on the retreat Nov 2nd 2019 where you could make one of these delightful quilts under her expert guidance: click here for details.