colors abound

The tall white liatris, magenta phlox,
orange tiger lilies & soft pink poppies are in bloom.

They join the 'blue' hostas sprouting their later season white bells,
 the multi-colored, ruffled daylilies,
dark purple pansies and hot pink petunias.

One single tomato is just beginning to turn orange.
The last of the bright green sweet basil has been picked.

Swimming in sparkling, aqua water is a welcome
relief on the warmest of summer days.

Colors abound as this week's FWQAL blocks are completed.



play time

I think I'll have a hard time hanging on to this little block.

Halfway through, 
little Miss decided she 
NEEDS it. 

....then she saw the 
tiny pink hedgehog. 

Mama can always make more!

Happy Stitching,


APPLIQUE VIDEO has posted!

Basic Applique, Part 2 just posted to YouTube.

You'll find freezer paper method & fusible options for
basket handles and vine work, utilizing bias.

Hand applique is discussed, as is machine applique
{zig zag top stitched, settings included} for 4-6" basket blocks.

VIDEO part one can be found here. Simplified needle turn & back basting
are demonstrated, as are some basic hand applique techniques.

For supplemental photo tutorials and to find the videos in the future, click on the right hand side link: APPLIQUE TUTORIALS.

If you have any questions or would like more information on
additional topics, please send an
email to HeatherL02 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Thank you!

Happy Applique,