Once I started making these cute little Advent Animals, it's been hard to stop. Other people in our Facebook group keep saying how quick they stitch up. Me? It's two full days per animal. They're only about 3 x 4 inches big. Perhaps I'll speed up some as I go. Seriously, I can appliqué a 12" block in the same amount of time.
With my new stand, my pattern stays visible all the time and the magnets can be placed around a section or just under a certain line. Don't get me wrong. I'm still screwing up. Just not as catastrophically as before.
She has you do things in stages and then you post a picture on the class blog to show your progress.
Another little hedgehog.
First we pieced the block. Then she has you do the embroidery work on the seams. She provides you with templates to help you get the proportion right. That was difficult for me. After so many years of taking tiny appliqué stitches, it was really difficult to make the big stitches.
I added the button flowers. Good old Pinterest. None of the lace that I bought fit on my project. So, I guess it'll get used someday.
So, that's all for now folks. I've got a few more things but I'll let you rest for now. I just started another class with Shawkl.com. Next, she's going to show me how to dye my own fabric and ribbons! Can you feel my excitement?