Sunday, March 31, 2013
My Flower Pots is finally hanging on a wall. I've quilted for 22 years, been a Kaffe Collectives enthusiast for 10. This is my very first applique quilt, not counting fused applique. ;) It took me 4 months back in 2011. I purchased Kim's Flower Pots as soon as it came out, desperately wanting to make it but not fused, and I was no good at and gave up, the "needle turn" method. I was getting desperate. Then I met my dear friend Anita Brady, who taught me the "The Best Press Method"; a technique using freezer paper or heatproof plastic templates, starch, and an iron to turn the edges perfectly. The next time we met, I showed up with the Flower Pots pattern and she thought I was completely nuts! A beginner starting with such a project!!? But stubborn as I am, I dived in. A wonderful long armer in California, JoAnn Carpenter, quilted it. And guess what... Anita quickly became a Kaffe/Kim fan and is doing Pandemonium with me! It's so much fun choosing fabric for Kim's patterns together.
Flower Basket Medallion is nearly done but I got side tracked with Pandemonium. I've only got small blocks left to make - but what a surprise.... now I'm desperate to start Tress of The Four Seasons...... Heeeelp! I don't have enough hours in the day! ; ) Happy sewing!
Sylvi Sealy, Houston, Texas