Still Chugging Along

28 02 2012

Only a brief update today – I’ve been attempting to work on a hand applique project, but have had less success than I would like. I tried a new fusible product to cut the shapes out, and I’m less than pleased with the bulk it creates, and it only exacerbates the issue of the shapes not lying flat when the piece is laid out.

So, it’s back to the drawing board, sort of. I’m going to try glue basting next, and switch to plastic templates to ease up on the bulk. I absolutely refuse to give up on this project. My stubborn mule side has kicked in.

In other news, I’ve completed two more Farmer’s Wife blocks:

#070 Prairie Queen
#070 Prairie Queen

I’m really liking the Happy Mochi Yum Yum line.. I might be tempted go look for more… On second thought, I need to work through my scraps before adding yardage.

#107 Windblown Square
#107 Windblown Square

Yes, I’m obsessed with that particular black and white fabric. And, yes, some of my new fabrics are totally making their way into these blocks.

I spent a good chunk of last evening cutting and prepping fabric for more blocks. Once I’m done with this batch, I’ll only have those blocks that require paper-piecing or are on an awkward grid for a 6″-square block to do.




One response

28 02 2012

Last month I started learning needle turn applique and I'm loving it!

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