Monday, November 1, 2010

Design Wall Monday November 1, 2010

Let me be brief. This is all I have accomplished since Wednesday. Thursday, of course, I was in NWFL conducting my two Weight Watcher’s meetings. Both groups are so much fun that it never seems like work.

On Friday I spent quite a bit of time in the studio trying to learn how to prep applique with paper templates and glue. Well, to say this experiment was a miserable failure would be an understatement. I got the parts prepped but then was unable to put them together. So I gave up in disgust and left the studio.

Saturday found me in a district wide Weight Watcher’s leader’s meeting: mandatory. It’s always fun to get together with people who are doing the same thing you are: this is a very solitary job. Anyway, the meeting was from 9:30 until 2:30 and then I was off to a quilt shop that was not quite on my way home. I needed some extra fabric for the Layer cake quilt along that starts this week. This particular shop was having a pretty good sale so I got my fabric for 25% and 50% off. Not bad, huh? (forgot to take a picture, sorry, but it will be showing up soon.)

So, Sunday I was back in the studio working on my applique. But I went back to what I knew (fused applique) and just worked really hard on the little bits. You will note that nothing has eyes and I have not yet stitched down the applique but I now have 4 of the 12 pieces almost done and am only 4 weeks behind the rest of the group. This is a 6 week “BOM” offered by Esther Aliu. She will be posting the 6th installment this week and some people have kept up with her: NOT ME! But I do plan to keep working on it and hope to have it hanging before Christmas.

And, if I want to get it done I better get back in the studio and get busy. Be sure to check out what others are doing over at Patchwork Times.


  1. Still loving your ornaments! Hey, where are you doing the layer cake quilt along?! I just happen to have one that I need to use. LOL! Have a great week!!! :)

  2. Sometimes the journey just takes us back to what we know and love :) I do like freezer paper applique, but that is how I learned.

    What layer cake are you using? I am using Origins.

  3. Like the progress on your 12 days of Christmas; so what if you're behind. Unlike me, at least you started the project. I don't do the method of applique you described with freezer paper, but have you tried regular needle turn? I end up going back to that method as the others frustrate me too.

  4. Congratulations on leading WW meetings. It takes such a special person to motivate and assist those of us who are working on the process. :)

  5.'re already almost 1/3 finished! Such a unique project...can't wait to see how it turns out.


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