I had to look back on the blog and I started the Midget Applique journey back in January 2015 with the goal of one block a week for 52 weeks. I decided on a 7x7 setting so I made 49 of them instead. Each block finishes at 4.5 inches. The patterns were purchased from Gay Bomers over at SentimentalStiches. I worked on these while waiting in the car, watching the kids in the pool and at soccer practice, etc all year long. Then I hand stitched it into a top in those same car lines. I had lots of waiting time for the kids to get out of school!
I got it to this point and then was thinking I wanted a nice yellow border. On that border I wanted some sort of applique. Alas..... I was never able to determine what exactly I wanted for that border but it has sat long enough and it wants to get finished into a top sometime this year. What, your quilts don't yap away at you begging to get worked on? No? Really?
I know I want a vine of some sort and now that I have my bias binding maker I can make it.... I have a sneaking suspicion that my original one might be with this quilt top in the drawer. You know, the one bias binding maker I was looking for, for months before I broke down and ordered another one? Nope, it was not there!
Since this top has been completely hand stitched so far... I will continue on when adding the yellow borders. I think I am going to add the borders and then add the applique? I have never done an applique border so I'm not sure which order works better. I'm thinking a graceful green vine with the purple or red flower 3 rows down in the middle with the yellow center as a flower piece to 'hide' the vine edges. I think the flowers will be made up of all the colors in the quilt. That is the current thinking... but as with anything it could change. So - goal setting for September. Make borders (none of the lengths are long enough so I need to piece all 4 sides!) and hand stitch to the quilt top. Get one side of applique on (vines and some flowers and leaves) and stitched down this month.
We will see how that goal goes when I check in at the end of the month!
Head on over and see what other one monthly goals are being set for September.