This morning - Sunday - Judy picked #9 - which translates to my Stage 9 Projects -
Stage 9. Cut/Basted for Hawaiian Applique - Pillowtops - etc.
- Hibiiscus - red on white
- Ulu - green on muslin
- Pineapple - green on muslin
- Hibiscus - dark yellow on light yellow
- Ginger - red on white
- Stephanotis - black on white
- Woodland Lei - peach on rust batik
These might actually be doable!!
The first one on the list is the very first Hawaiian - hand - applique pillowtop I ever tried.
I decided that after it was appliqued and quilted - I would simply bind it and keep it as an example of my first attempt at handwork. The applique and quilting are already done (albeit atrociously) so all I have to do now is bind it. AND I'm still drafting a series of posts about binding - so it can be a "sample" as well. Two birds and all that... (I probably should have put it in with my Stage 5 (Need Binding) Projects - but when I made my UFO list I just grouped all of the Hawaiian applique projects together by size - pillowtop and wallhanging.)
Anyway - the other pillowtops will be great "practice" quilts to perfect my machine applique and machine quilting techniques (the size is right) before I work on my Stage 7 - Floral Applique. (When Judy calls #7 - I want to be READY to finish it!!) And - as much as I would love to honor the Hawaiian tradition of Hand Applique and Hand Quilting - I am no longer able to do handwork (health issues) - so these will have to be done by machine - or not done at all.
So - gotta dig them out - get them ready - and actually DO them -
After I finish the ladies - of course!
Is it any wonder I have so many UFOs? I have the attention span of a gnat these days!
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -