The calendar still says summer and the weather is cooperating in Michigan. Therefore, I am taking advantage of the warm mornings and evenings to sit outside and stitch. As autumn is fast approaching and outdoor sewing is limited, I am enjoying every minute. Some progress has been made on my first block of Flower Pots.
On this block I have fiddled with two methods of applique. First was needleturn. Second was freezer paper applique using the glue baste method. As these pieces are rather large, it was easier to do needleturn. To place the pieces on the background I experimented with applique pins and basting. Old-fashion basting was easier to handle.
The block requires several one-inch circles. I am going to try the method that I saw Sarah Fielke demo on youtube. Instead of drawing out the one-inch circles, I’m going to buy a one-inch punch used for scrapbooking. Stay tuned on how well that works.
This post is motivated by Kathy’s weekly Slow Sunday Stitching party and the kindred stitchers who join her.