This is my first ever attempt at a windowpane - it's not perfect but even so, I'm happy with the results. Harriet's teaching methods and piecing techniques work so well, even a beginner can do this stuff. Now that I understand how it's done, the rest should be better (and hopefully a bit faster)!
CURRENT Non Harriet Project
Yes, I know, I wasn't going to do these this year, but ................ this will be my weekly quilt group project for a while.
I really want to level up my applique work a bit. The previous projects were fun, using heavy thread for a cartoonish look but not very refined. This time I've chosen a pattern from Michelle Hill's book, 'William Morris in Applique'. Lots of curves and tiny points to deal with. The pattern is called Birds - it's a wall hanging so not too large.
The centre panel of 'Bird'
As usual, the fabric selection was agonising - I wanted to use blues like the one pictured in the book, but lacked the right fabrics, so ended up with red/gold/green which I'm still not too sure about. I've planned to use rayon thread, as recommended by Michelle and a tiny blanket stitch. It wasn't until after I'd cut the applique shapes that I realised that Michelle sewed this one by hand! Uh oh - maybe those teeny tiny points are going to be a problem!