As I look at the pictures below it looks so daunting, but I have to say, cutting out from wool, for me, is so relaxing. If I don't have to, I won't use a template. I just draw the first shape, then copy it for the rest. For instance, if there were a lot of the same leaf or berries. It's not necessary to draw them all, I just cut freely. And I did tackle each square one at a time. I'm not a quilter, so I really don't know the "correct" way of doing things, I just do what works for me. So, tonight I start stitching!! I can't wait! The blue fabric you see in the photo will be the (do you call it sashing?), or borders on each square, then I am going to do something on the outer edges too, that's still in development. So it will differ slightly from the hooked version.
(I really don't like the way that backing fabric is photographing, it is more of a grungy brown in person, but has taken on a greenish tinge in the photos)
In addition to working on the wool applique quilt, I also started color planning another rug for myself. It is not one of my designs but one that I bought from Betsy Reed, her "Lady Liberty". I have shown it in the past, but will show it again as I progress. It's really on the bottom of my list as I am also working on getting the above pattern converted into punch needle as well!
|Baxter peeking out from the pattern as we color plan!!|
Better get to work!!
Until next time.....