A quick search back through my blog (and this is why I keep a blog) and I have determined that these next blocks were started in early 2010! Really?! Three years ago!! Pardon me while I recover, but I honestly didn’t think it had been that long…
Anyway 3 years is tooo long and it was time that something happened to these appliquéd blocks. I made them to teach myself a different type of needle-turn appliqué using a wash-away stabiliser on the underside. It is a method by Sharon Schamber and you can see the technique in the following video:
I used all kinds of scraps along the way and didn’t really stop to think of the end product. So ended up with 12 appliquéd blocks which would have made a single quilt, but do I need another one of those?
Well, no…not really. So I split them into 3 groups of 4 and put some cheery borders on them and will complete them for Project Linus.
I’m not sure that making 3 quilts out of 1 quilt is progress, but it does put these pretty block to use and I’m sure will be a “hug” for someone in need.
As for the appliqué technique, would I use it again? Well probably not, but it did teach me how to needle turn and to become aware of how the fabric tucks under to get smooth edges and pointy points.
Now I just have to work out how to quilt them!? Any ideas?
Until next time...♥