I am always wanting to push myself to learn new ways in my crafts, be it knitting or sewing.
My latest push for being outside my comfort zone is machine applique. I haven't done a lot and by the end of this project, should have me an almost expert.
Been saying to Pat for awhile about a quilt for Cooper for when he visits our place. Now that Amy is back at work, we have a regular all day Thursday with Coop. But the quilt hasn't been made yet.
Yesterday afternoon I started to look through my quilting magazines for some animal templates I thought would be nice on Cooper's quilt.
Last night I went through my stash and have started to pick out some homespun fabrics for the blocks. I always get nervous when picking out colours. Are they too bright? Not bright enough? Too plain? Over busy?
I have three blocks picked out and ready to machine applique and another 3 blocks to iron the appliques on.
Very excited and at the same time very nervous about my new direction I am taking with my sewing.
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