Tumblers picnic quilt is completed – I must say though that I was disappointed in that not all of the spray adhesive washed out. I used June Taylor which I have been told is not a good one to use — wish I had known that before I used it. I was hoping it would all wash out – but it seems to be a bit stiff still. The quilt is not as soft and fluffy as I like them to be – but seeing as it is to be a picnic table covering it will work out ok. I have learned my lesson though about spray adhesives – either do not use them or spray sparingly!! I must say I did have a heavy hand with it not being very experienced with them I didn’t realize – now I do
I thought I would get started on getting the patterns ready for the William in Morris applique – I will need to come up with my own name for this one – in the book by Michelle Hill she calls this one “Floral Fantasy”
This first block that I will do is an easy one – only 6 pieces to it. I traced out on to freezer paper so that I can iron the pattern to it and trace around it easily to have my needle turn line. Michelle Hill usually does buttonhole stitch I believe as that is what is used in the book – I’m just not into that stitch – and I will use my usual needle turn. Here are a couple bundles of batiks that I might use to blend in with the other colors that I have showed before. I will also look through scrap pieces to see what is available – not all of my scraps though are very large and as you can see some of these pattern pieces are too large for bits and pieces.
Also I have been working on the Patchwork of the Crosses – the stitching of attaching the row really isn’t that hard to do as some of you think – it is tedious though at times.
And yes to all of you in the north who are envious of the daffodils blooming here – I do remember what living in the north is like I lived in WI for 20 years, Idaho for 4 1/2 years and CT for 3 1/2 years – basically the first half of my life in the colder northern climate – been there and done that and have no wish to do it again!!!! I remember like it was yesterday – one time in Idaho while we were there we had temps below 10 degrees for a whole month – oh I remember it well. As we used to put in while living in Idaho we had two seasons – winter and July