Do you belong to a quilt guild? My guild is rather large. We usually have about 80-100 attendees at each meeting. Gathering with others who share this passion is so fun and rewarding. If I'm ever in a slump I get inspired once again during Show and Tell. What amazing talents! Plus, I have learned so much from these wonderful ladies. They are so willing to share tips and shortcuts.
For the last month or so I have been talking about learning to applique. Well, I finally made the plunge. I started my project this week and have made some headway. It has been good for the most part. I had been buying different colors of Kimono silk thread for a while. Then, I thought, "What if it's difficult to work with? That thread is not cheap." But, I'm happy to say that I found it very easy to sew with. I do need to watch carefully because occassionally I would leave a small loop of thread. I'll need to work on getting my stitches to be a little more uniform, but all in all I think I did fairly well. Here is my progress so far.
I tried a couple of different techniques on the leaves. The rose was clipped, turned under and basted through the fabric and the freezer paper. The paper and basting will be removed just before I put in the last stitches on the rose. Then, I have to learn how to layer the other pieces of the rose.
I am linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching here. Check out what others are slow stitching today.