|Harvest Time quilt in progress|
My new pressing table is giving me a space that I love as I can lay everything out as I get ready to sew.
It not only works for piecing half square triangles but gives me a nice long line for accurate seams too.
Yesterday it was on to machine applique. This was only my third attempt and with some tips from Pat Sloan's techniques book I think I made some real improvement. I am having to learn how to do curves on this one, the pumpkin that goes in the middle has a nice big curve but the oak leaves, lots of action there and it was a bit of a challenge for this newbie to applique.
|Buttonhole stitch on my first oak leaf|
Our dear mail lady came by yesterday- she truly is one of my best friends- bringing the new BOM I signed up for. Another new designer for me, Terri Degenkolb, and another new technique to learn: needle turn applique.