I am a procrastinator. I put off doing things when I definitely have time. Last week, I procrastinated a lot. I definitely had time to work on a quilting project, but chose not to. I only found time to do yoga once during the week. And, I ate too many sweets. Maybe the change to daylights savings time affected me. For whatever reason, my week slipped by with little progress on any WIPs; no machine quilting on my Sew Sweet Simplicity quilt that I want to enter in a quilt show; and no hand quilting on the solids improv quilt that sets beside the sofa beckoning to me nightly.
But, the week wasn’t a total failure. I had prepared some applique shapes for basting and took them along to my guild meeting. I was able to baste a few leaves. I fussy-cut some petal shapes.
This project is from a hand applique class with teacher Mimi Dietrich over at Craftsy. I like that I can learn at my own pace, going back over the information as many times as I like. And, I can work on my project as I have the time. Mimi teaches several techniques, but I really like using freezer paper to back my applique shapes. I have used freezer paper in past projects, but Mimi adds some great tips to improve my applique. I appliqued the heart-shaped petals for the Heart Flower block on Sunday. I also prepared the petal shapes and the body for the butterfly block, which is now ready for stitching.
If you’re interested, check out the class at Craftsy, or any of the other classes, patterns, and supplies for purchase. There is always something free to download and some fun YouTube videos. Have you seen The Midnight Quilt Show with Angela Walters? You really gotta watch! Angela is funny & creative.
National Quilt Day was Saturday. Did you do something quilty? I had plans to attend a guild event, but they changed when my daughter organized a birthday party for my granddaughter. I did turn my blotto block in at the guild meeting, so that it would be a part of the giveaway.
So, there’s the scoop for this week. Hope you’ve enjoyed doing something quilty. Until next time…Happy Stitching!