Finally! A break in the weather. So, with the cooler temps, I'm starting to feel more normal :)
I was lucky and accomplished some of everything I had set out to do. As I was working with my charm pack for my Schnibbles, I had a lightbulb moment! Charm packs are a great way to collect for a larger scrap quilt. With the frequency that new lines come out, I could collect as many as 4 different sets of charms by the same designer in a year. I think I will start collecting my favorite, Kansas Troubles and my second favorite, Civil War prints. This way all my prints will be different but go together and I won't be stuck with any leftovers! I'm sure this is not a "new" thought but sometimes I miss the boat the first time and catch it the second time around, if you get my meaning! LOL
Loving my little plaid hearts! What oh what shall I do with them?
I discovered a "new to me" product this summer that I just have to share with you! It's Best Press and you use it for hand applique. I wash all my fabric when I buy and that removes all the finish/firmness. Then, after I have turned under the edges of my applique, it looks like this....messy, rumpled, puffed edges, won't lie flat.
After using Best Press, my appliques are again flat and have a certain firmness, not hard, but really nice which makes it really easy to sew down to the background. Best Press does not leave a white starch residue. I love it! **no product affiliation* just passing on what works for me! :)
I don't think I've shared this little quilt before...a miniature apple core that I hand pieced and hand quilted. It measures 18" x 10". I didn't enjoy making this little quilt....found the shapes frustrating to put together but I really Love it now that it's finished! :)
*Been sick the past few days...sorta starting to feel better..some kinda summer bug :( but hopefully on the mend:) Happy stitching!