After spending a lot of the last week reviewing You Tube videos and trolling through Appliquéd blogs, I felt ready to try the template/starch method of prepping my appliqué pieces. With Templar and Magic Sizing in hand, I traced and cut out the appliqué motifs and gave it the old college try. I would not say I ended up with any “Perfect Circles” and my flowers don’t look anything like any you can find on Erin Russek's blog, One Piece at a Time.
I did not pre-wash my fabric, since I was using bits and pieces left over from other projects. I wonder if that was the problem. In my week of research, I did see that the fabric should be pre-washed. At this point, I will just try to make the best of it and needleturn any stray bits that didn’t get pressed into place. Next time, I will pre-wash the fabric.
It’s going to be a busy month, but I still want to try and meet my monthly goals:
- Finish the Ohio Star blocks
- Blogger Girl’s Block-of-the-Month Blocks
- April charm square quilt (Meadow Lark)
If I have any time left over, I will try to:
- Make some of the sashing units for the BGBOM
- Cut the sashing strips and blocks for the Ohio Star quilt
- Work on Anne’s Log Cabin blocks.