A Little Behind….

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.

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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!IMG_2475

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!

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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.

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I cut that outer circle away, so I am now ready to prep the brown flower.

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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!

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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!

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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 burke.kerry@ymail.com

Til next time….

Kerry

 

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