It’s all Judy’s fault. No .. not me . . Judy from Gramma’s Quilting Room. You know I would never accept responsibility for the things I do!
Applique is one of the prettiest types of quilting, in my opinion. The quilts I remember most from the quilt shows are always the applique quilts. I’ve taken classes from some of the biggest names in applique – Jeanna Kimball, Libby Lehman, Karen Kay Buckley, Sue Nickels.
My friend, Vicky, does amazing applique and she’s even sat down with me and tried to help me. Another friend, Nancy, does gorgeous applique. She even hand appliqued a quilt for Addie when she was a baby. She’s tried to help me.
I’ve probably watched more applique instructional videos than all the other videos I’ve ever watched combined.
And yet, have you ever seen anything I’ve appliqued .. or at least appliqued to completion? Probably not. Why am I so drawn to it but never do it? Most things I really want to do, I drop everything except breathing and don’t stop til it’s done. Sometimes I wonder if I really want to do applique or if I just want to talk about doing it.
This morning, on Facebook, my friend Judy . . don’t forget that name (I won’t!) because we’re going to blame her for a while . . especially if I end up not finishing all my tour-de-socks because I’m working on applique . . Judy posted on Facebook about watching the lessons on Craftsy from Sarah Fielke’s class, “Big Techniques from Small Scaps”. When someone has a huge closet full of fabric, she definitely needs to be finding a time consuming way to use up all the little scraps, right?
Oh, how I love Craftsy classes. I really would like to take every one of them – especially in the quilting, knitting and cooking genres.
The class is on sale so I signed up, as soon as I read Judy’s post on FB. Now, instead of cleaning house, or finishing the socks that have to be finished by Friday, all I want to do is applique.
Thanks, Judy! 🙂
At least if I do it, it’s some form of quilting and that’s good!