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 out....one 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" block........in 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.