Sunday, 13 May 2012

Challenges and classes

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! 

Apart from this (and preparing for and attending a lovely Project Linus sewing day at Churchover - look 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?


Karen said...

Hi Lynda, the applique looks fabulous, something I've not tried yet, but is on my 'to-do' list. I'm sure the class will go well.
K x

Contented Caroline said...

Love the applique quilt - love everything you do Lynda. Glad you are keeping busy with the quilting, wish I had more time but can't complain.