I have been busy sewing, but not getting on with my challenge for this month. I had a burst of energy a week ago, and put two borders on it, then got involved in other things. The first turquoise border adds a little bit of oomph into it, and with a corresponding turquoise binding should lift it out of the mundane - hopefully!
here for details of that) I've been absorbed in trying to get a sample ready for my bi-monthly class. We're making a Bonnie Hunter Scrappy bargello this time, but we are doing applique next time, so I needed a sample. After lots of head scratching, poring over books and magasines, visits to the copy shop and making up of possibilities, I finally decided that this lovely folk-art design was the one required. My favourite method of applique is needle turn, but since I didn't think this was appropriate for a beginners' class, I have used Heat and Bond and satin stitch. It was a bit of a learning curve for me, but since I have some knowledgeable and helpful friends (thanks Jane and Gwyneth) I think I'm up to the required standard. What do you think?