Last week, I took another applique class at my LQS. It was taught by this woman – Karen is a genius! I learned so much from her in a few short hours. And she does phenomenal work! Here are a couple of her quilts. Aren’t they cute?
My favorite part of this one is the “Beware of Cat” sign on the tree.
Look at the shades in the house and the little birdie on the chimney. Cute!
So with Karen’s guidance, I set out to create my own house scene. Here are some photos of my house under construction.
This is the base of the house and the grass.
I added a roof.
Windows, a chimney and a door next.
A tree, girl, cat, butterflies, and a snail.
A few more trees, birds, and some flowers.
Working on this scene was a lot of fun and such a learning experience. Karen went over the different types of fusibles to use – she recommends Pellon’s Wonder Under – and the different ways to free motion quilt the applique pieces and the scene.
I didn’t really need to start a new project. I should be working on my Cityscapes quilt since it’s on my list of small projects to finish in May, but I’ve lost a bit of the momentum. Does that ever happen to you?!? How do you get over it?