I hope this won’t be too confusing….I’ll be writing the day’s journal post the following morning, just makes more sense for my schedule!
Do you hatch ideas in your sleep? I do, and this morning I woke up and realized that I would really rather be applique-ing the dutch tiles than the Summer Surprise. (see also this blog post) Next thing I know, I’m tracing the pattern onto fusible, and off I go! I’ve had a block from Summer Surprise sitting waiting to be sewed, for the past week or so, but I kept thinking of those dutch tiles, and really this is kind of a boring block to sew – over and over!
When I do do machine applique, almost always I like to use one colour throughout the block…here I’ve chosen black and I think I’ll stick with it. I think that with the this one colour accent thread it highlights the applique a bit, and with machine applique I can do that! I have no interest in making it invisible, that’s why I do hand applique 🙂
Pictured from left to right…block partly hand sewn, finished hand applique block, finished machine applique block.
Oh! And I did get the main fabric block kits finished for Winter’s Evening.