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!
Best of luck on your appliqué project. I finally figured out how to solve having 12 tubs of fabrics that continually bothered me. I stacked pretty rug hooking patterns on top of them. Now I must rug hook so I can get to my quilting fabric. Problem solved and I am a happy rug hooker.
You’re so sweet to mention me in your post! I just ordered up the Craftsy lesson, and watched the first three applique lessons. I’ve never seen the foil technique as I needle turn my circles but I might give that a whirl (if I ever finished up those last seven blasted baskets)! You can do this, Judy! You do the most amazing things that I could never do, so I know you can applique like a pro! There’s a very short learning curve, so just do it!
Judy D in WA says
Hahaha, you know I’ve been laughing all day long!!! I am so excited to start. I have the perfect place for that wall hanging. And then the free form trees and doll…. I am loving that class! I think I’ll make everything she is showing.
Linda Mincher says
I love applique and I have this Craftsy class. I have yet to make a project from it, like so many of the other classes! But it is one that is high on my list to actually make a project from it. I’m looking forward to seeing what you make! Have fun!