I wasn’t going to immediately get started on the applique BUT I just had to My fingers were just itching to get started on it.
First I normally start to pull thread off the cabinet so I know if I am really going to have try to find a new color or if my spool of silk thread (light beige) will work – I think I’m lucky once again and have matching colors for now. The cabinet with empty slots – the thread is now in my little box to keep with my work. As soon as I am any where near having an empty spool I normally re-order one or two spools of the color.
My little box with all the thread colors to be used. I know a lot of quilters mainly just use silk thread for applique but I have been using this 100% cotton Gutermann for years now and love it. Of course it probably helps that I have 100 colors to chose from. The white thread in the box is to stitch that basket seam closed if I take it apart to stick the stems in.
#7350 for this flower
When I am matching up I put my fabric under an Ott light and then I string a piece of thread across it to see if it will work. This is batik here so sometimes you actually need to use two different colors – this one I am just using this color on it.
this flower is almost done – part of the circle left to do but I need to do those two leaves first and make sure they are tucked under the circle right before stitching it down.
I will be able to use the same color thread for these two buds.
And of course this much left to do on this corner now that I got started I can go back and forth to other projects and see about getting more work done on some of the others!
Another beautiful day – we had the windows open all day yesterday and last night. Today they are open again but I will most likely have to close them this evening and the A/C back on to cool the house off for sleeping – up to 80 outside right now and promises to get warmer – cool again tonight though so I know I will have the windows open again in the morning – I can’t sleep well in a hot house though at night.