I seem to be flying on these applique flowers. Finished the last of them last night and got the first 2 prepped for applique. I got one of them finished this morning while Alex watched tv and started on the second one. I had thought to add the 2.5″ squares that go around the white block, but it seems to be harder to applique that way. So I’ve prepped the rest of the flowers on just the white block and will add the squares once the applique is finished. I will work on those as I work on completing the border for the scrappy 9-patch quilt. I am hoping to get the applique completed no later than Thanksgiving – Even if I have to take them to my mom’s to work on.
I have barely thought about quilting on either of these quilts, but I am pretty sure that on the scrappy 9 patch I’ll just do straight diagonal lines through the 9 patch blocks and the 4 patches in the border. Still not sure what to do in the solid black squares though. Scrappy 25-patch will probably be more diagonal lines and just some stitching around the applique to make them pop out. Here’s what I can’t decide – should I cut out the background from behind the applique or leave it? Since I’m going to be machine quilting I’m really tempted to just leave it there. Anyone have some thoughts??
I’ll be back soon with updates, I only have 3 quilts in progress 🙂