I sewed together the friendship rings, took out the papers and very carefully pressed it…all to decide that I really don’t like it. I have no interest right now in deciding why I don’t like it, or how I might change it….I just want to put it away and pretend its not there!
I need a new hand applique project, until I decide what to do with Dutch Treat. I wanted something that wasn’t too small, or too big! I wanted to be in my comfort zone of back basting and scrappy repros! So I decided on the centre block from Jo Morton’s Praire Flowers II. I laid out a selection of fabrics onto the pattern, so I could determine a rough colour placement….when backbasting, the flowers and vines are sewn in an order that doesn’t immediately show the end result! Just take a look at these bits basted on to the background, soon to become parts of flowers and vines.