Almost an entire year ago (but not quite), I wrote this post.
My goal in making Journal Quiltlets was to test out techniques I wanted to try, practice something I didn’t feel comfortable at, try new things on a small scale, and be able to do it without messing up a large project.
If something flops completely, I’ll have absolutely no guilt just pitching the entire thing.
I have my first Journal Quiltlet started.
I love working with tiny pieces, by the way . . . have I mentioned that before?
I’m almost done with the applique. I have to embroider the stems when I’m done. I did all that marking with a Clover white ball-point pen that irons out. It’s my favorite white marking pencil at the moment (for things I don’t intend to press until they’re finished).
I’m debating what to do on the sides. The applique is only in the middle, and I want to do some sort of piecing down the sides, using the same hand-dyed fabrics I used for the applique (meaning, in bright colors). I don’t know whether to do some sort of crazy patch piecing, or do something organized and elegant . . . What would you do?