Of course my convergence quilt was right on the top of the list. As I've been working though I have been falling more and more out of love with it. I really liked the design that I chose to applique:
But the more that I worked on it, the more busy it became. It was just way too much.
But I kept plugging along. Until I decided that I was not going to hand applique all that shrubbery with all those little mountains and valleys.
So I tried thread painting that so many of you love. Oh my gosh! Thread nests. Thread breaks. Thread nests. Thread breaks.
So then I tried satin applique. Never a fan of that. Thread knots this time. And lots of 'getting stuck' issues. I just do not do well with that stitch at all. Not at all.
Then the worst of all? Taking the botched project out and looking at the satin applique.
I hate satin applique. Always have. Always will. Sharon I need a teacher! I never get it right.
It stands out like a sore thumb against all that hand applique.
It is not possible to rip out. It has layers of thread paint. Layers of satin applique. It's stuck. Good.
Hey, Jill! Want the scraps? Ok...thrown in the scrap box now.
But what I am proud of:
Sticking with it and trying to fix as long as I could.
Many many hours of hand applique.
I am so ready for our Quilters Campfire next Saturday.
Marshmallows. S'mores. Chocolate. Crafts. Stories. What are you going to bring to the party?
Sharon and I will set up a linky party...so start planning!
And now--I am moving onto something else.
How about convergence project two?