I'm still not doing any longarming but I'm glad to have my 2 applique projects to work on in the evenings. My arm is getting better and I finally made it to the doctor this week and have a diagnosis of coracobrachialis strain. She's given me some additional stretching exercises but it's just taking time. But I'm doing my dyeing during the day, ironing with my left arm and doing applique so everything is good! I've gotten 4 moons done!
When Estelle cut out the backgrounds for me we decided on 10" squares because I didn't know how big I wanted the background blocks and with 10" I could get 4 out of each row. Now that I have some done I can place them together to see how far apart I want the circles. In this photo they are 3" apart and that might work. Maybe closer. What do you think? I'm about ready to cut more backgrounds so I need to make a decision.
How abut these little stitches? The first time I tried hand applique I showed it to Dot Holloway, a member of our quilt club. Dot's applique was so good that she had a quilt displayed in the Virginia Museum of Fine Art at one point. She said "no" to my big stitches and started teaching me how to make better stitches. We've since lost Dot and now Becky Brown has become the club applique teacher. There's nothing better to learn on than circles. No points and no "v"s. These come together quickly as long as I have my 3.5 reading glasses on!
Meanwhile back in the sewing room I'm still making circles. I really want to get these wrapped up this week so I can put all of this away.
That's a nice stack of moons!
6/27/2018 11:31:37 am
Those moon as so cool! I love the movement the shibori gives them and the different colors will make it so interesting.
6/27/2018 04:10:07 pm
I think the 3” spacing looks good. It will allow you a good amount of room for quilting.😊
6/27/2018 05:30:50 pm
Must admit seeing that pile of circles in the last photo makes me happy - the colours are wonderful together!
6/27/2018 09:14:30 pm
Oh no! I didn’t know Dot had passed - what a great loss.
6/28/2018 09:49:28 am
The loony moons look nice! I really think your 'fabric stacks' photos would make great prints and/or postcards!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.