|Kismet Kiss Quilt|
|Groove is in the Heart|
I've decided that I'm not enamored with my Fresh Cut applique/embroidery project. While I love the look of the finished ones I've seen, and using wool felt, the beautiful threads and making fancy stitches, I am not enjoying making mine. Perhaps it's because I'm doing it on fabric rather than a felt background, and I don't like the fluff from the parlan fusible batting attached to it coming through the fabric. It could also be because the blocks are large, my last couple of felt applique projects have had small blocks, which make it much easier to have a portable easy to work on handsewn project. Also sewing on black is hard, even more so if your eyesight is not great.
I think this is why I really enjoy English Paper piecing. Yes it takes me forever to select the fabric combinations for the blocks, but the pieces are small and easy to sew, and they don't take up as much room if I'm taking them somewhere as a portable project. It's an easy project to stop and start, I can baste a lot of pieces ready to stitch, and I know that it will be a long term project anyway.
My Groove is in the Hearts quilt is also an easy to sew small hand sewing project, each heart half fits into a magazine, or manila folder which keeps it flat. I've taken tis project away on holiday, a few times and They are quite quick and simple to make and I see results quickly.
Unfortunately I think my Fresh Cut Quilt may be packed away for a while (read forseeable future) while I continue to enjoy smaller and more manageable projects.