I am thinking that 2014 for me is the year of the starts
and my only hope is that I also manage some larger finishes!
This new start is
"A Merry Christmas Garden" by Gail Pan
I first fell in love with this one after only seeing Block 1 at a Stitching day with Gail late last year.
Then I got to see Claire's almost completed version in person in January. Then Nicky at my LQS posted a pic on Facebook late last week of the fabrics she had selected for the BOM through her shop. Instantly I was sold and the very next day
I was there picking up my first block :o)
The only thing that was worrying me was the needle turn.
I love the look but Needle turn and I don't get along so well so I am trying another
method and am pleased to say that I think I have finally found a method that works for me.
I actually have edges on these that I am happy with thanks to this stuff.....
If you have not seen this before. You trace your shape onto it and cut out. Then iron it to the wrong side of your fabric and trim to a scant 1/4". I then use a little applique glue to hold in place on your fabric and then you start your needle turn. It gives you a great edge to turn against.
When washed, the glue washes away and you are left with just a few fibers from the Applique sheets.
If you have been thinking about this project here is a link to my LQS.
Give Nicky a ring :o) (I'm always happy to enable, you can thank me later! lol)
OK, got to go, blogs to read and more Needle turn to be done.
Happy Valentines Day,