The Aunts: Applique Preparation
I have begun work on the alternate blocks for The Aunts' Quilt. I don't do needle turn appliqué. I do buttonhole-stitch appliqué. So there is a lot of tracing and cutting, like "real appliqué," and then bonding before stitching. As you can see, four of the six large blocks are ready. There are also ten HST and four QST blocks to be appliquéd for the border. I should have sufficient handwork to occupy me for months to come!
I've used a tiny green-on-white polka dot for the background for the large blocks and have a very pale pink for the outside blocks. I think you can click on the photo to enlarge it.
I've been thinking about thread. In the past, often I will match the thread for the buttonhole stitching to each piece being appliquéd. In some cases, when I've been doing something that has a folk art kind of look, I've used black for everything. Both options have worked out well. For this project, I'm thinking about using a slightly darker green thread for everything vs. matching the colors. Do you want to help me decide?