Many thanks to all you wonderful readers who left comments on my recent post, Wrestling. I appreciate your observations, insights, suggestions, and encouragement. I often tell myself that quilting's not rocket science or brain surgery--no harm done if it's not perfect--and that I can make another quilt if I don't like the first but sometimes I don't listen to myself (or forget to remind myself). I'm finding that perfection and creativity are not good bedfellows... uh, quilting friends.
A few days after that post and after deciding on a layout for my Gwenny medallion quilt, I began industriously appliqueing
and yesterday and today cut out the backs of those appliques
to create this (in part).
Today I finished and pressed the quilt top with its days' worth of creases and crumples. I'll photograph when the rain leaves and we have sun.
I cut away behind applique shapes so I don't have to hand quilt through an extra layer. (And so I can't change my mind and unstitch them. Ha.)
To those of you who do the same, what do you do with those shapes? Do you save them for
another bit future of applique or do you toss them? Or maybe just cut
them into squares to use in a patchwork block? I pitched the leaf shapes but have a
stack of star shapes like these. I'm not sure I'd ready to applique more star shapes, at least not for a while.
I'm linking this post to
> WOW at Esther's Blog
> Sew, Stitch, Snap, Share at Koka Quilts
> Moving it Forward Monday at Em's Scrapbag
> Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
Thanks for hosting, ladies.