Woohooo, it’s FINALLY time for block number 1 in Maggie’s First Dance! I trust that you have all received your first instructions and are now eagerly off to start your own block! If not, click here.
I decided to make my version of Maggie’s First Dance with wool applique. Because I am on a self-imposed “fabric diet” this year, I knew that I would have to work with fabrics that were already in my stash.( Luckily I have a healthy stash….can I admit here that I might have stocked up just before going on my diet because the idea of NOT buying any new fabric for an entire year was very scary and daunting?)
I had originally picked out these fabrics. The wool choices I was quite happy with,
but when it came time to construct block number 1 I started second-guessing about my cotton choices so I played around with the fabrics a bit, until I came up with a combination that made me happy….now I just have to keep my fingers crossed that I have enough fabric to make ALL my blocks! If not, it will become a very scrappy version of Maggie’s First Dance ( which would be totally cool too!)
The way that I like to work with wool is to use freezer paper to transfer the pattern to wool, cut it out, and then applique by hand. I always add a layer of thin batting to the background square too. I like the way the fabric handles that way, and the batting also prevents “show-throughs” of travelling threads ( although my background fabric is dark enough, it didn’t matter). Here is my applique in progress….
And the fabrics for the block in progress…
And here is the finished block:
I am quite happy with how it turned out!
I can’t wait to see all your creations! Make sure you share them over on Jacquelynne’s facebook page , in her new Facebook group , or on her Pinterest page so that we can all see them. :). if you would like, Jacquelynne has also set up a Linky page where you can share and see blocks: http://jacquelynnesteves.com/maggie-bom-linky-page/. Lots of opportunities to inspire and be inspired!
Now for this month’s giveaway……I am so excited about this one..wish I could enter…..haha…
*the giveaway is now closed *
This contest is open to EVERYBODY, no restrictions, yay, so make sure you enter!
- To enter, tell me in the comments the most favorite project you have ever made and why.
- You must comment by 11:59 pm EDT on Sunday, June 12th.
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- Giveaway is open to US and international readers.
- I will choose my favorite answer and announce the winner here on my blog after June 16th.
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Good luck, happy sewing, and don’t forget to share what you make!
Until next time!