Friday, 16 August 2013

It seemed like a good idea at the time

I'm still here....still working away at different projects!! 
I don't know about you, but i seem to get all these ideas in the middle of the night & just have to get them written down.  I have this book - given to me at a very early meeting of our Monday Modern group - into where everything goes....... ideas, & colour schemes, & plans, & "finish it " lists!!

I - like many others-  came away from the "Road to Colour" quilt show feeling v. inspired. And it suddenly seemed like a good idea to maybe give applique another go!  Never mind all the lists, never mind all the UFO's..................
I lent the pattern for a rather lovely Rose quilt - the centre all in applique then a variety of borders, some pieced.  It is all  hand done, but I don't have the patience for that. 
I sorted out my fabrics...started cutting out, ironing on the fusible stuff, centring the pattern, more cutting out......the preparation took me simply ages!!!   And now I remember why I hate applique!!!!!
But I had to keep going 'cos I just knew if I stopped I'd never start again!!!
The centre is now all stuck down and ready for machine sewing.

I'm undecided at present about any fabric for the unpieced borders, but I sorted out a selection ready for the "suger bowl" block borders. So I also cut these 9" square & one circle from each of the black/grey/off white fabrics and from each of the assorted coloured fabrics.   The circles I will do the old way, i.e. using a carboard template, handstitch around the perimeter & draw up, then iron, remove the cardboard, and slipstitch into place. Each is then cut into four segments, mixed up, & machine sewn all back together again into a 9" true patchwork style!!!  (you know - cutting up a lovely piece of fabric just to sew it all back together again!!!!)   ( the same, but different!!!).

I have used a few Kaffe Fassett fabrics, along with assorted random grey/blacks, a couple of solids, one gorgeous Anna Maria fabric, &  two lovely oriental- type fabrics for added variety.  


  1. But it will look so good when it's done!

  2. Looking forward to seeing how you progress. It looks fantastic.

  3. Thanks- lovely to get such +ve encouragement!! L


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