I found my next project at pinterest.com. Seriously, I can never die or I will leave a lot of projects un-done. lol I have always wanted to learn to applique' by hand and when I saw this project/tutorial from the Purl bee I felt like it was a great first hand project.
So I got my circles stitched.
Pressed my circles onto the background and I pinned them also like they suggested.
I matched thread to my circles because I thought I was suppose to do it that way. Then I re-read the tutorial and they used thread that matched the background. Guess I should have re-read the tutorial before I started my first circle.
As you can see, you can see my stitches. I know I'm learning and practice makes perfect but still I wanted it to look better. Click photo for larger photo and you can see the red arrows. I started at the arrow on the right of the circle and stopped at the arrow on the left side.
I'm not giving up and one thing about this project if it turns out badly I can pick it out and applique' it on the machine.
Poor Chelsi, you know, she is a princess and she was having to cover up with a boy blanket. For shame! So her mommy purchased 2 yds of flannel. I serged the edges and called them finished. I'm sure she slept better last night.
Now for the rant.
If you purchase 2 one yard cuts of fabric you would think they would be the same length. This burns me!
Really? Take some pride in your work.
September is nearly over which means Christmas is creeping upon us. I have 5 quilts to quilt, one of which is not finished and 4 pillows to paper piece. I need to get busy. So if you need me I will be seeing how fast I can make my machine go.