A close-up of the tree and girls:
I was inspired by the tutorial that I found on the comfortstitching blog by Aneela Hoey. It was a tutorial on raw-edge applique to make the girl on a tree swing mini quilt. It is such a beautiful quilt and I loved the technique. I wanted to use it in this Wonky House block.
I started by cutting a piece of light fusible webbing to the size of the house and ironing on pieces of aqua scraps that I had.
After I covered the fusible webbing with fabric, I pressed the whole piece onto white fabric and began the raw edge applique. I used white rayon thread to sew around each piece of fabric. When I was done, I trimmed the block:
Once this was done, the rest of the block just evolved. I enjoyed the raw applique so I added the tree, girls and clouds, and sewed around each with the rayon thread.
I'm really loving this particular swap because each block is different, and made with a different technique. Many of them have been done freeform, which is way out of my comfort zone, but I really like the end result. I've learned a lot of new techniques with this swap, and I'll be sad when it's done. It's been a lot of fun!