I hope everyone had a good holiday season! I've had a couple of these blocks done for weeks now, and yet haven't managed to mail them. I'm so very sorry!
First up we have Jessica's HST's Lovely, easy, and Done!
Next up are Helen's Snowballs. I have a bit of confusion as to if I was supposed to sew these four blocks together after seeing everyone else's posts, so I can unpick these seams if you would like! I did use all different red fabrics, though so it is scrappy!
And then, last, but certainly not least, is Shelly's block of torment. Just kidding, kind of. You should know that until I started this block, I hadn't done a stitch of applique. And never planned on trying. I've been practicing on some scrap fabric, and I would like to think that my skills have improved enough for me to jump into this for real, but your opinion matters, Shelly. Let me know if you think I need more practice.
It is straighter than the picture shows. This piece of fabric was beautifully pressed until I started holding it in a death grip while stitching.
And a close up. Are these stitches too visible? I feel like it looks like a really big, red millipede. Any advice?
So, Mary's block is up next and I'm very excited! I so appreciate the extention of time on your part, Shelly, and the patience on the part of Jessica and Helen, as well.
The thing about bees for me is that I want to put my absolute best work out there. I'm very happy to be a part of this group and will try to mail in a more timely manner!