Applique Stained Glass flower
The next step to basic applique using bordering to create the effect of stained glass.
While traditional appliqué methods create raised areas and increased visual interest in a quilt design, stained glass appliqué raises this technique to the next level. In addition to layering fabric to create a sense of depth within a quilt, this method includes a bordering effect that mimics true stained glass work. Used in combination with gradated fabrics, such as batiks, the resulting effect can be striking.
While the basic appliqué technique for the main or “glass” pieces is similar to traditional appliqué, the “leading” or border will be done using bias tape. The Mackintosh Rose can look particularly effective using this technique.