Anyone who is quilting along with the Quilt Square Quilt Along has probably figured out that the block for August will be your choice of whatever blocks are left….That means one of them is the applique block. Being the organizer of the group, I want to make every block so…it’s time to applique.
If you know anything about me, you know, applique is not my thing….but you also know I am not a person who gives up easily. So last night, I decided to give applique a try yet again.
I have decided that I am not meant to applique. I have tried and tried to love it but I simply do not. Oh don’t get me wrong…I LOVE the look. I just hate the process. I hate the prep time. I hate the slow results. I hate that there isn’t an exact method for it. My fingers cramp up…it’s just not for me. I don’t think I am going to fight it anymore. I don’t think I am going to try to like the process anymore…I am just giving up. To be honest, I think I am happy with that. I don’t see it as a failure. I am looking at it as a focus point. I can do what I am good at. I can madly, happily and speedily sew along and piece quilts.
I’ll do wool applique…I love that. As long as there isn’t an edge that has to be turned over, I’ll be doing that type of applique. So my project got thrown in the garbage…then I resurrected it and and now it’s hanging it on the wall as a gentle reminder that it’s okay for me not to like type of quilting.
You may remember that I swore off paper piecing too. Well…I think that is something that I am going to try again. Seeing that Pineapple Crazy quilt in Bonnie Hunter’s new book Spring Fling has he thinking…..