Yep we applique addicts know the panicky feeling that has us diving into cupboards looking for any UFO's to relieve the symptoms!Phew ... I found something - Benjamin Biggs Block 18. Those fiddly needle turned stems kept me going for a while.
Then what? another block of Harrison Rose. I tried a slightly different order of needle turn applique - still using back basting prep. The taupe pieces went on first, then the red. Then for the centre - trying to find the easiest/neatest way to keep the points sharp.
At this stage there are three layers of applique on the indigo points so I have cut out the back just to make it easier for quilting later.
Here are the two blocks finished together and you can see I varied the cheddar solids. I have six fabrics to choose from - all solids called "cheddar" from different suppliers. So I think I'll put them all in the mix for a little variety.
I love this project and will work on it bit by bit but I want to tackle another large applique with lots of fussy cutting and different techniques.
So - here is something I am working on - my own design and only in the 'working-it-all-out-tortuously ' stage so here is just a peek till I know where it is going. I'm calling it Wheat and Woods and it should fix the applique withdrawal issues.
Starting with some broderie perse using this wonderful Tree of Life fabric by Mary Koval.
Got you guessing?! more next post - I hope.
We had a rare fall of snow a few days ago - so pretty. Of course we don't cope with it too well when it happens only a couple of times a year - traffic chaos, schools closed and power cuts (and yes, that was only 3 inches of snow). I woke up to a lovely garden view but the downside was getting ready for work with no power - which meant no heating and no hair dryer. I guess that is just a tiny inkling of what it must be like for those around the world who are regularly snow bound in winter.