Filling baskets and flower making
Last Sunday I spent the day at Elaine’s for a sit ‘n sew day. I spent the morning and a bit of time after lunch making the 9 patch blocks for the flowers which are the round after the stars for this quilt. I had the half square triangles all prepared so it was a case of laying them out and stitching. In the end I ended up making a few extra half square triangles. I hadn’t used any of the blue ones and didn’t want just three of the 20 flowers with blue. I’m considering make some additional half square triangles as the next lot will be combine with a large triangle to be stylized leaves for the flowers. I’m not sure I want royal blue and sky blue leaves
After getting these done, I started to trace the appliqué pieces for the baskets. I trace onto freezer paper, cut them out and then press to the right side of the fabric. Sometimes I then trace around the freezer paper so that I don’t need to use it as I work. Some times I turn under the edges in advance but these are relatively simple so I just pinned the shapes in place with the freezer paper on top and needle turn as I go. If you look closely at the leaf in the bottom left you’ll see where I was working when I stopped to take a picture. There are buds to go into the end of the curved pieces which is why there is still a bit of freezer paper on those two pieces. There is also a flower head to go on the end of the centre stem of each basket. I haven’t picked out colours for those yet. I have moved the stars around a bit picking out how I want them ordered to attach to the centre once the appliqué is finished.
After a walk this afternoon, I’ll continue stitching the leaves and vines down. Linking up with Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday. It’s suppose to warm up to 8 C today so I’m waiting for the afternoon to enjoy the sunshine and warmth.