|New Idea for My Bear Paw Blocks|
Meanwhile, I finished appliqueing the tulips that look like duck tracks to my needle turn applique block:
|Almost Finished, Just Needs Some Berries|
Now all it needs is a smattering of stuffed berries that I haven't made yet. My husband keeps asking me if this block is destined to be a pillow. He usually asks me this while he is chucking other pillows onto the floor so he can sprawl on the couch. The applique block will NOT turn into a pillow; it needs to grow into a throw sized quilt, but I have no idea what that quilt will look like. Should I make a bunch more blocks just like this one? Should I make a bunch more applique blocks in different patterns, but with the same fabrics, like a sampler quilt? Should I make a mixture of different pieced and applique blocks in different sizes? Once I get the berries done, I think I'll need to play with the block in the EQ7 software to explore some of those ideas.
This is what comes of starting off on projects with only a half-baked idea of where you're headed with it. Not that that's a bad thing -- but it does present challenges!
Have you ever read Sue Garmin's blog? http://suegarman.blogspot.com/
She's a big time applique person and might have a lot of examples of mixed applique/pieced tops or just applique. She only blogs about 1 time per month but she puts a lot in that one post.
I love both. Good job. The bear paws are like flowers. The flowers are so delicate.
Wow, really nice applique block! No don't stifle those creative urges, all it means is that your muse is hungry for more input for inspiration. A resolution to all that good input (and it is good, just not laser focused yet) comes in its own good time. But for me, I'll just ask: are the Bear Paws still hibernating?
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