I was asked to produce an applique project for a retreat - something that could be handled in a weekend, and finished at home. I dutifully completed the applique, and the retreat was called off! Darn! The little piece has been sitting about waiting on the right moment to be completed.
My plan is to machine quilt in the ditch, and use one of my favourite stencils for the borders, which means I don;t have to do free hand quilting, but use the walking foot instead. Around the applique shapes I will hand quilt as there is no way that I could not make a mess of that if I tried free motion quilting. Even with such a busy background, I am sure to make a mess of it.
In case you wonder where I get my ideas from ......well ......they are not my ideas.
Another confession - I have actually made every single block of this quilt on the cover, and I have given up as I don;t want to do the border half blocks. I am thinking I will just get out one of my beautiful border prints that I have been hoarding for years and finish it. Take the easy way out. I started it 7 years ago......time to give in, don;t you think?