I should be receiving my next block of the month installment soon, so I’ve been trying to complete the first month’s assignment. I wanted attempt a fancier project and this one will certainly provide that challenge. It is a design by Kim Diehl called Esther’s Bloomers.
Here is the center block. It was not difficult.
The smaller blocks that will eventually surround it will take longer. There are 36 small leaves that need to be appliqued.
This is my first attempt at using Apliquick tools and a glue stick for prepping the units. It took many false starts before I was happy with the results, but this method is much easier on my hands than molding each piece around a heat-resistant template with starch as I have done in the past. Fortunately, You Tube videos helped me learn the technique. I am curious to see if the glue presents a problem when doing the hand stitching.
A group of us gathered in a parking lot Tuesday to drop off completed anti-ouch pouches and pick up supplies for more. I had 33 pouches to hand in. We wore our masks and social distanced as much as possible. Somehow we managed to not exchange our usual hugs. As one of our number said, we are hug hungry.
We expect to hit triple digit temperatures today. I'm most grateful for a working air conditioner.