Edited: I had this post scheduled and had written it up last night before the power went out from a bad storm that went through our area – large hail – but luckily nothing was damaged – no cracks or dents on the vehicles. Power was out for about 5 hours and a cold front came through in the night – it feels so good this morning – 60 degrees and the windows are open! I am amazed no trees came down in the storm on our property – the wind was horrible and the tall pine trees were whipping about like mad.
Hail – about an 1 inch in size?
photo taken through the window
Now back to the post:
I now have all four corners in place – I guess that means I need to clean up the sewing room now – maybe later
To answer some questions: 1 — yes if a flower is layered I do the bottom layer first and work my way to the top – sometimes I cut out the backings to make it so it isn’t so bulky – especially if the applique is large and I want to put some quilting stitches in it.
2 – Sometimes I draw around the template with chalk and that is my turn under line – for some reason I started to do that with these pieces and then shortly afterwards I forgot about it so some of these have chalk lines and some do not. It is not a problem when you have done applique a lot. The chalk line is the line I needle turn under – my stitch line – I can eye ball it pretty well also so I will just go with the flow and do it free hand.
3 – What am I going to do about those stems by the baskets – turn under or take the seam out and stick it and stitch back up —– I am going to first try turning the ends under – if it looks too bulky I will take the seam out instead – stick the stems in and stitch it back up.
all of the corners – close ups of color:
Now give me a month or two to get these appliqued down and I will get started on the next section – 24 star blocks – that part will take awhile.
Have a good weekend everyone – it is going to be nice here this weekend – I might not get back on the computer!! low 80’s today how sweet.