THEODORE THE TIGER - FRACTURED IMAGE APPLIQUE
Project: Quilt center piece or Quilt appliqué
Technique: Fractured Image - NOT PAPER PIECING (EPP compatible)
Size: 40" x 40"
Contains: Instructions, Material requirements, pattern with over 300+ fractured pieces at 1:1 scale ready for tracing, color chart and yardage chart, fractured map.
Appliqué only - Background not included
Freezer paper required for tracing (not included)
Theodore the Tiger - Fractured Image Applique (English)
Fractured image is an exclusive technique developed by Yanicka Hachez in order to do great art appliqués for quilts easily.
Although it shares a similar look with paper piecing, pattern pieces are traced on the right side of the fabrics using freezer paper and the quilter does not need to work from an inverted pattern. The pieces are designed to overlap and can first be assembled and glued using washable school glue over the ledges. They can then be sewed directly using a simple zigzag or satin stitch on the overlap.
Even beginners can easily produce the most striking appliques using this technique - whether the pattern contains a dozen pieces or several hundred of them.
Quilters who prefer the more traditional english paper piecing technique (EPP) can still use all the fractured Image patterns and ignore the specific ledges instructions, adding ledges ito all pieces in order to assemble them traditionnally.
See our tutorial guide here.