I finally got my Circa 2016 top all put together in a way that I am quite pleased with it. I changed the setting fabrics, the outer border and the arrangement of the borders. Other than that, it's almost like the pattern. VBG. Of course I have to change it... following directions was never my strong suit!! ;-)
I thought the half square triangles were too small and I liked the idea of repeating the hour glass blocks. I didn't like the grey in the center, even though I love the fabric. I cut them all out and laid it out and thought it was too dark. (note to self for the future: don't cut them all out-- audition first!). I had a light print to replace the setting squares/triangles with. I also didn't like the grey in the center on the border and happened to locate in my stash a French General fabric with pink and grey. VOILÁ!!
When my dh and I drove up to the cabin in Oregon a couple of weeks ago, I worked on the Primitive Gatherings little wool appliqué blocks (are you interested in receiving one?? See my last post on Monday for giveaway info!).
My appliqué stitches aren't perfect -- but they are good enough. vbg
The centers of these flowers need french knots or something else!
For some reason, this one didn't come out exactly according to plan!
I use Valdani threads which are mostly variegated. I go back and forth between wanting the thread to match exactly and wanting it to complement the piece being appliquéd.
There are 12 small 5" blocks; the rest of them are all cut out and ready for sewing--I've got them in the car to take with me when my daughter in law goes into labor!~~ There is also a very large center block which I've yet to tackle, as well as a fairly elaborate outer border--all wool appliquéd, of course!
And, on that front, I've started working on a baby quilt for the new little one. I'm hoping to get it done this week, before he arrives!
Remember if you are interested in the GIVEAWAY of the Primitive Gatherings little summer freebie wool appliqué giveaway, send me a comment with your email address, please!!