A group of us are meeting together once a month to work on Lisa Bongean's Folk Art Album (FAA). Yes, I am doing a folk art quilt!!! (Did you just hear that loud thunk? That was the sound of my friend Janet O. dropping her mouse in shock!) I have to admit, I mainly chose to join in on this project so I could gather together with my friends ♥ But I also have to admit, that I am enjoying it very much. =^..^=
I say "almost everyone" because Little Miss Rebel decided that since I already have one project in progress using wools, I would make mine using batiks from my stash
and this lovely gray cotton background ...
|I've darkened this a little so you can see the design texture.|
It is Modern Roses by Moda
I started out with the intention of hand appliqueing these pieces, but very quickly discovered that they are pretty darn tiny and fiddly - so I abandoned that idea and very wisely (I think!) made a quick executive decision to use raw-edge fusible applique instead in order to have some hope of finishing it in my lifetime :*)
I'm still choosing to hand stitch the pieces down, so it will retain some of the organic look that is so charming about this pattern.
Block #1 is almost done!
FAA is proving to be a nice addition to my current hand-stitching projects. POTC and Millefiore blocks are exciting, but they require tons of advance preparation before they are ready for hand stitching. These blocks will be perfect to work on when neither of those are at the stitching stage. I did manage to finish up this POTC block last week ....
and this one is now in the prep stage ....
Hope you are finding something stitchy to get into today! I'm linking up with Design Wall Monday with Patchwork Times and Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching - it's a party I try to never miss :*)
Hugs & Blessings!