Yes, I’m a little behind, but I will catch up…I promise:) This is the third block of Hugs and Kisses, a BOM I started on my website in January.
I have already finished my quilt in this cheery colorway, so I have started another one. This time in warm browns and rich pinks and burgundies. I’m not sure which one I love the most!
This is a fairly easy block and it will allow you to practice those points and gentle curves. You will be a superstar when you finish this block!
I love to share this next tip…it saves time and freezer paper. I think it’s pretty slick. Instead of cutting out a separate template for each part of the center unit, I cut just 1. So I started by prepping the outer pink circle.
I cut that outer circle away, so I am now ready to prep the brown flower.
And then I cut that section off and prepped the 2 inner circles. Easy Peasy! I see from this photo my centre circle is a little off-centre. I will have to fix that!
Actually, I was working on this block very early this morning. Stitching first thing every morning is a really good way to start the day. I highly recommend it!
I am so excited about my upcoming Applique Retreat. It’s coming up very quickly. The March Retreat is full, but I have just 2 spots left for the Applique Retreat in April. Here are the details I’d love to have you join us:) The dates for the second Retreat are April 20-22 (Friday-Sunday). All meals will be included, starting with dinner on Friday night. This Retreat is a perfect opportunity to learn the method I use for all of my applique projects. It is also a perfect time to catch up on your own applique projects and to be inspired by other students. Your fee of $400.00 includes your accommodation, all meals, your project kit and pattern and class notes. What is the project you ask? I am having a block designed specifically for this Retreat and it is still in the works:) I know you will love it! I am limiting this class to 6, so if you are interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Til next time….