March 15, 2011 § 9 Comments
Well, it seems that blogging is a feast or famine type of activity… nothing for days on end… and then two posts, two days in a row. These things just can’t be controlled!
I’ve been collecting black on white prints for awhile now, thinking that they would be great background pieces for a future applique project. They range in size from fat quarters to whole yard pieces.
Originally, I thought I might tackle Aunt Millie’s Garden. There really is no way to get better at applique than to just jump in and do it. I once took a needleturn appliqué class from Nancy Chong and I loved her advice. She said that it was better to jump in and learn on a project that you’ve been dying to make than work on a project you hated because you didn’t want to “ruin” your dream project. And I think she is right. I just need to jump in and do something that I’ve been wanting to make and let it be a teaching/learning project… kind of like my Dear Jane project and hand sewing. (No matter how long it takes!)
Well, the other day I was perusing books for inspiration for another freelance project and I ran across the Feather With Flowers Quilt in the book Quilts from the Henry Ford. I love this quilt! So now I think I might be changing my mind on which project I should work on. Not to mention… all the ladies over at Glorious Applique keep tempting me with their Kim McLean quilts. Gorgeousness!
The pieces for the Feather With Flowers Quilt are so much bigger that I really think I should attempt this quilt first. I’m just wondering how it would look with a randomly pieced background. The pattern calls for 7 yards and I just happen to have enough of a stash above if I used all of my black on white pieces. What do you think?
It’s not like I need another project… but these fabrics have been calling my name lately. And Tia’s blocks have given me a little bit of a push. By the way… I finished sewing all of the Hexagon Tile blocks together today. Yippee!! And… we replaced our broken camera lens with a new one as well as rediscovered a couple of fixed focal length lenses from our film camera. I think the photos are looking better, don’t you think?