Applique and Me
I have had a love/hate relationship with applique for quite awhile. Why? I wish I knew! LOL I was extremely interested in handapplique because I love handwork.
A couple of years ago I took a P3 applique class at one of our local quilt shops and I fell in love with this method. Here was a way for me to do some handwork and hopefully enjoy it. I played with it a little but haven't really accomplished much. BIG sigh! About the only thing I've truly accomplished is purchasing lots and lots of projects. Oh, yes, there are lots! ;-) When I discovered the world of blogs I saw pictures of some incredible applique projects so I sent e-mails to Jeanne (Spiral), Vicky (LA quilter) and Patti (Passionate about quilting) and briefly chatted with all of them about their applique preferences and why. All three of three offered lots of words of encouragement and told me to just jump in and do it. So, I've been thinking about this alot and even purchased yet another project. LOL
I'm not overly fond of alot of prep in anything and the P3 method has lots of prep (starch and freezer paper) so I was still feeling shy about jumping in.
OK, enough is enough! LOL This week I decided it was time to just jump in and get started. And so I have - WooHoo!! I selected my project (Pumpkin Hill by Bunny Hill Designs), gathered my tools and prepped my first two blocks - Acorns! I've got thread to match and hopefully tonight or maybe tomorrow I'll start doing the handsewing. I am so excited!
2nd Thought for Today: Busy hands make happy hearts!!!!