Applique is something I've always wanted to do, and I really admire appliqued quilts. It has been a gentle learning curve for me and since I know that the only way to improve is to practice, I have been practicing on "pumpkin seed" blocks. You can see some of my first blocks, and the tools that I use on this post. Over the past year, my needle turn applique has greatly improved from all this practice.
I was able to confidently applique these four blocks for my Votes For Women quilt last year.
I only had one more block (block #49) to finish for that quilt so I thought I'd work on that for Slow Sunday Stitching this week.
It was a simple block really, and I just had to construct the wedges, then applique the curve. It went so quickly, it's already done, so I had to look for something else to applique today!
I came across a beautiful free applique block of the month pattern. If you like applique, maybe you will be enticed to start this one - Sycamore Rose. I was able to exercise restraint (*snort*) and haven't started it (yet!)
It's back to my pumpkin seed blocks for more applique practice today.
What are you hand stitching for Slow Sunday Stitching?! I hope you will slow down today and make some time for stitching! Link up your post below and share your hand work project with us.