Ok, after a very nice date on Wednesday night I got right to work on Thursday!
This quilt is quite a bit of work, but I am really enjoying the process. Machine appliqué is a really different experience than the piecing I usually do. It’s fun to discover new tools and methods. I especially enjoy having preparatory steps that can be done away from the sewing machine. I’ve been doing a little here and there and this is what I’ve accomplished in just a couple of days.
I did one test block to check everything first- always a good idea in case there is something you need to adjust or reconsider.
I have about 20 (of 80) additional petals ready. I’ll probably continue to work on these a few more days and then take a break and start work on the first few blocks of the main Penny Sampler quilt.
Check out this sketch stitching:
I just love the effect it creates. And on the practical side, this quilt will be very durable for machine washing.
So that’s what I’ve been working on! It’s been more of a sewing week than a blogging week, but I have an exciting post planned for tomorrow introducing a new series I’ll be featuring this fall. Talk to you then!