This little basket block is coming along: all but two pieces are now appliqued into place. Primitive it may not be but I'm mostly satisfied with how it looks.
I sometimes put off doing things that I think I may not do well. For example, the tiny berries are the last pieces to be stitched (except for the wing which is waiting for me to decide about fabric). I've never appliqued anything so
small as those berries and I wasn't sure I could make them round(-ish) enough. Two have
come out okay so I think the third one will, too. ( One berry is almost invisible. Only the bird can see
it, and without eyes, at that. Ha ha.)
I aim for perfection but I never achieve it. I keep telling myself that this basket block is just practice and that I'll be making more baskets. I'll get better as I go.
On Cheri Payne's facebook group I asked if people cut away the fabric behind the appliqued pieces. Of the 12 or 18 who responded there is about an equal number of those who do and those who don't. Most explained why they did or didn't and I could understand their reasoning. Since this will be hand quilted, I will cut away behind the applique pieces.
I'm linking this post to
WOW: Sweetly Does It at Esther's Blog
Let's Bee Social #163 at Sew Fresh Quilts
Midweek Makers #58 at Quilt Fabrication
Thanks for hosting, ladies.