Deception Pass Bridge

   
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Based on a famous bridge in WA state this landscape scene could easily be a bridge anywhere. Use fabrics that resemble the cliffs in your mind. The cliffs can be a mixture of browns, greens, grays, whatever the rocks in your area look like. Add boats, birds or other fussy cut items to truly make this a scene of your own. The back ground sky can be one piece of fabric, or you can make it extra dramatic by using squares or diamonds on point. The sky is 13 inches high by 20 inches wide. The water will be 9 inches high by 20 inches wide.

If you are using this pattern in one of my workshops and want to make a pieced sky before class, use these measurements to sew your finished sky and water section together. Then you can FUSE or turn under the edges of the cliff templates in class. Easy to follow instructions are included. 19 x 20 inches without borders.

If you need help with applique techniques consider adding my 1 hr and 45 minute DVD on "Multiple ways to Applique." It demonstrates 5 different methods of applique. Sizing and Starch is my go to method for simple shapes like leaves, that do not need to be precise.  Freezer Paper allows you to make sure that you get a rock shape to look like the pattern.  Needle Turn is the only way to deal with tiny complex edges. Fused saves time and may be the only reasonable way to make a tiny eye or little branch that is too small to turn under your edges. Machine Applique gives added definition and can be used for turned under edges or raw edges.