Well, hello dear friends,
How the heck are you? Things are good in my little corner of the universe. I've got lots to share from our recent quilt show. But first, I wanted to share this great way to make tiny applique circles. Dana D had shown us this method at one of our TAS meetings awhile ago. I'm here to tell you, it's fantastic! I went to ACE and bought about 35 tiny washers and bought a pkg of TINY plastic ponytail holders at Dollar General. Pick the fabric of your choice, slip in the washer and wrap tightly with the band. Make sure you smooth out any obvious wrinkles. Now drown it in starch and walk away. When completely dry, you just cut off the circle just under the washer but above the band. It stays perfectly round and ready to applique. As you can see from this half of my apple tree. Now trust me, these are the best circles I've ever done. The wonkiness is completely my own stitching. I thought I had a pic of the complete block but I'll have to share that next time.
Hope you all have a wonderful father in your life to help celebrate Father's Day!