We got back last week from a short, impromptu trip to Charlotte to see our kids and grandkids :). Always fun, and always a time to spend the 9 hour (each way) road trip working on a hand project. I have decided to go back to my brights and start making leaves.
Right now I'm just making them and starting to formulate a plan. All I know at this point is that it will have a pieced center and appliqued vines with leaves.
I'm pretty much using everything in my tote of brights.
My favorite method (at the moment) of hand applique is to prep the pieces using templates. I thread baste them, then press and pop out the template. This says "L" for large, I'm using S,M, and L leaves.
As you can see, it doesn't look like my bag has been touched and I made over 200. These were all some of the leftover 2 1/2" strips from previous projects.
Remember last summer when I helped Cameron make a miniature of my Happy Quilt? These are the same fabrics.
The reason to go to Charlotte was to see these little people (and also the big people)......
they are so precious. All dressed and ready for church.
Karis was inseperable from Cameron the whole weekend, so sweet.
And we got to see James' last t-ball game :).
And my Mom and Dad came down and spent the day with us - always so special.
I'm still working on other things, so the leaves is a long term project.
Have a great day,