Wednesday, March 6, 2019

OMG for March

I just love having only ONE goal per month.
Having only one seems so doable.  
Even for a person like me that get busy with other areas of life.

Thank you Patty of Elm Street Quilts!

So, this month will be another of Val Larid's BOM.
I changed up the center of the design, but the rest is Val's Design. 

I did have time to start on it over the weekend.
I had thought I would do the freezer paper method.
That didn't turn out so well - I'm not liking it.
Look how sloppy - and hard this will be to stitch.
I didn't want go look for it - but there was no other choice. I spend some time digging around in the sewing stuff and found some Heat & Bond.

(Side note here:  I've known for years I need to do some organizing of my stuff. I barely know where to start!  I've been watching Tidying up with Marie Kondo on Netflix.  It's getting to me and I might just tackle this situation.)

Now back to my applique and using Heat & Bond. 
So much easier - and so much quicker!
And oh my gosh!  So much neater!

So this is my goal - to finish this block.

So now - on to the questions.

1.  Do you think I should use fabric for the bee's wings or just embroider?

2.  Which method do you prefer, Heat & Bond or freezer paper or turn applique?

3.  Have you watched (or read) Tidying up with Marie Kondo?

Happy Stitching,


  1. Those blocks are so pretty. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project!

  2. I prefer Heat and Bond method.. Your flowers look lovely now.
    Hmm I'd embroider the bees wings with satin stitch..
    No haven't watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

  3. How pretty! Depending on the project, I do some Heat and bond, or the starch and iron method for turn under. I'm trying to get better at that. I don't have Netflix, so I haven't watched Marie Kondo, and our library doesn't have her book. (yet) I understand the concept, and think it would be a great plan for our house!

  4. This will be a lovely block - good luck with your goal :-) I use all sorts of applique methods.... my most favourite is hand needleturn. I think I'd emroider the bees. And no, haven't watched (or read) Marie Kondo although I have heard plenty about her - apparently the charity shops are overflowing with everyone decluttering!!

  5. Beautiful embroidery, such a special block.