Nancy gives you a choice of 3 different patterns to use and I chose the candles pattern thinking that it would be a nice wall hanging during the holiday season. For 2 fabric applique quilts, you choose a light and dark fabric that complement each other. Here are the fabrics I chose:
It looks a little weird at this point but not to worry ~ the light fabric is behind the dark!
Afer tracing the design you pin and baste on the dark fabric. Then, you cut on the traced line. I made dash marks about 3/16 inch from the edge as a guide for turning. I've been stitching on this project each evening while watching TV and here's my progress so far:
I'm really enjoying this process and have learned a lot from Nancy's class. This is the prelude to taking the plung and making a king sized Hawaiian quilt. Luckily, Nancy is offering a class on 'How to make a Hawaiian Quilt' in January and, for me, that will be the perfect time to start.
I have to say that I had a wonderful vacation and saw many beautiful areas from the Colorado Rocky Mountains to the Black Hills of South Dakota. After 3 weeks of traveling it feels so good to be home and it really is true that there's no place like home.
Until next time . . .