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.  


Karyn said...

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

Laurina said...

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

Megan said...

It looks lovely already!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

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