While I was waiting for the new batting and thread for my long arm machine to arrive, I decided to give one of the patterns I had laying around a try. About six months ago, I discovered Eat Cake Graphics. Someone had made one of her patterns and posted it to the quilting forum I visit sometimes. I was smitten with all of the patterns but only picked up two for now. Here are the two I grabbed.
They have sat around for a while because I couldn’t quite decide how I wanted to do my applique. My previous try at needle turn applique went well, but it was pretty time consuming. I don’t want these quilts to be heirlooms, I would like to be able to get them finished quickly. So a while back I bought some fusible webbing to try my hand at raw edge applique, but truth be told I was a little nervous to try it.
Finally last week I just jumped in and did it. It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. It’s not quite finished as I still have a little needlework to do, but here is a picture of it almost finished.
I am not sure how I am going to finish the edges yet, I am probably going to wait until I am better on the longarm to attempt to it there, but I really like it so far. This one will probably get hung up somewhere in my house.
I still have Fluffy Says Boo to make, maybe when I do that one I will take some pics of my process. I just need to figure out which fabrics I want to use for the cats, it’s not as easy as it would seem!