This is my new "BOM" I'm creating for myself.
I really wanted another applique wallhanging
for our other guest bedroom and this one is perfect for the "cabin/fishing
" theme of this bedroom. I ordered this pattern online and it's called:
We Made It Through Winter by Country Thread/Copyright 1995.
Now, with that said, the book did NOT include any pattern templates. After, reading the book three times, I finally headed down to our local print shop where I think the owner is always a little humored when I come in with my quilty projects. I knew what size I wanted the quilt to be and using all his little mathmatical tools, finally determined the pattern needed to be enlarged 400% to be the 57"x64"size I wanted. Whew! Got that done and I smiled as I left with him exclaiming in the background:
"Be sure to show us the quilt when it's finished."
Once I got home, I took the three mammoth pieces and taped them together. I then divided the pattern into BOM sections as you can see above. Ohhhh...and I couldn't wait to dust off my basket of plaids, checks, and homespuns to start sorting!!
(Jackson looks a little bored huh!?).
I made notes to self....as once the school year starts again I may no always remember if I'm to trace the pattern on the shiny or dull of the freezer paper? Or, do I iron the pattern to the right or wrong side of the fabric? I'm covered! Notes taken.
I have my "July" section cut out...
...and will work on preparing the applique pieces for this cabin block above.
So the fact I've missed applique, brings me to question, why do we like our hand stitching so much?
For me, I enjoy using the freezer paper method. It brings out my eight year old self who loved playing with her paper dolls:
Seriously, remember cutting out their clothes? Folding the little flaps over so they'd stay on the doll? Even making your own clothes for them!? Okay, my younger readers, I get you may have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about...hahaha) But, I do think Betsy and Tina would be proud...as when I applique it reminds of these days my younger self use to play with scissors and paper.
And, I do have to admit, Dodie from My Three Sons was my favorite...
probably because I too, was a freckled-face tomboy with crooked pigtails!
Anyhooo, I'm sure looking forward to having something to share at Slow Sunday Stitching
as I continue to share my progress with this applique project and get inspiration and tips from you as well.