Whenever I mention that I wash my finished applique blocks, I get emails with lots of really good questions. So I decided to do a video showing the entire process. You can see it here. Once you watch the video, the title of this post will make sense. Trust me.
If you haven’t seen my website, check it out. All of the tools and notions I use are available on my website. I also offer a free pattern called “Peggy’s Puzzle”. It is a 4-block wallhanging (or tabletopper), complete with a dainty border and was designed as a “skillbuilder” exclusively for Simple Bird Studio by MT Designs. We have just uploaded the third block. There are also accompanying how-to videos.
I have been hand-quilting every night on Circle of Tulips (also a free pattern on my website!). One or two more evening and I will have all of the blocks completed and ready to move onto the borders.
Yesterday, I went shopping for the backing for Owen’s quilt. I had a few ideas of what I was looking for…something boyish, but not baby-ish, something masculine, but not too manly…oh….and it had to be in the same colour-family as the front of the quilt. Well! Look what I found!! Is it wrong to fall in love with a fabric at first sight? Well…I did!
Like many quilters, I am trying to bust my stash. And, as you can see, I used 3 different reds in the stars, which used up every bit of that lovely (but hard to match) brick red that I own. So when I was shopping for the backing, I chose a few reds that I thought would match the yet-to-be-completed stars for the border. This one is the winner! Long story short, I added more brick red to my stash than I used in the quilt. So much for stash busting!
Til next time….