Tuesday, July 19, 2011
All too soon the monthly packages began accumulating -- they are from the Fat Quarter Shop, and as always, the fabrics are gorgeous and ample, and the directions seem to be clear. I don't know for sure. Because I'm not too far along. Yet.
I decided to begin with this project, "Remember Me," which can be used as a signature quilt. I chose this one to start with because one of my goals for this summer is to attempt freezer paper applique and the instructions for how to do it are detailed and have tiny drawings.
Today I borrowed a paintbrush from the camp at school and dabbed spray starch around the quarter-inch margin and then pressed. One burnt thumb later, two are pinned in place and eight more are ready to have their paper removed and then be pinned.
We'll see how it goes with the hand-stitching. I'm going to try to prep ten more tomorrow and the final ten on Thursday.
And me, the one who has "no use for little tiny quilts" is on schedule to have plenty of them.
Fortunately, Caroline has dollies and Sam has bears that need to be covered up.
'Nough said for now. Gotta go ice the thumb.
Posted by Nancy Stevens on Tuesday, July 19, 2011