Mia was struck down by a nasty ear infection and the flu this week. Luckily, we started tamiflu right away so she recovered quite quickly and never actually felt that bad but I still kept her home from school all week. Sweet girl is the best patient, she just wants snuggles and Daniel Tiger. Usually I don’t let the kids have screen time during the week, but I let her have free reign with Daniel this week since she was sick.
Which gave me loads of time this week to
clean learn how to do prepared edge applique!
I used the freezer paper technique to make this heart block for a raffle quilt my guild is making. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out! So I decided to try my hand at creating my own templates.
I am obsessed with the Lori Holt Bee Happy quilt. I love the fabric, the style, the mix of techniques… but I’m just not a farm girl. So I decided to use it as a template and design my own blocks. She has an assembly guide on her website that gives the dimensions of all of the blocks and I used that to create a template with some graph paper. I used this site to make the graph paper so that each square represents one inch. It’s still a work in progress, but here’s what I have so far.
Some of the blocks are blank because I’m still pondering what to put in them. And the drawings are really crude because I’m a terrible artist. lol. But you get the idea. I drew the outline in marker and the blocks in pencil so that I can easily erase as I change my mind. lol. Notice anything else? The avocados are colored in. That’s because I’ve already finished those blocks!
I’m super pleased with how they turned out. 🙂 Now I’m back to working on my hexies while I ponder which block to tackle next. 16 blocks down, 20 to go. 🙂