by Sandra | April 17th, 2012
OK my faithful friends, I need your help.
I want those of you working on this Naturalist’s Notebook Applique “Mystery” Quilt to finish! I feel it is my responsibility is to provide you with a challenge (especially the advanced appliquers) and yet not frustrate you to the point of giving up.
I DO NOT WANT YOU TO GIVE UP! This quilt is going to be stunning when finished and you will be so proud of your accomplishment.
However, as I work on the rosebuds I am seriously concerned that they might create just this type of situation. I won’t lie, the sepals of the rosebuds are very small and will test your angelic patience to the point of breaking.
You can judge the scale of the pieces by comparing them to the small applique pins in the picture below.
Not everyone uses the freezer paper templates, I can’t just create a simpler substitute version to include in the template pack along with the original templates–follow?
So here are my brain storming ideas….
1) Simplify all of the rosebuds even though they will be different from my sample.
2) Create *two* pattern choices. Pattern A will be simplified rosebuds and Pattern B will be this more difficult advanced version.
3) Quilt worrying and just get on with it as is.
Any other ideas? Or am I over thinking this?
You have spoken loudly and I hear you. You want big girl applique challenges and that is what I will deliver to you. I am beyond impressed that so many of you want a challenge even if it means you might struggle a bit in the beginning. I am also really pleased that you also are willing to change things up a bit if needed to suit you. Hurray for you!!!!! <applause>.