I am making a colossal mess in my sewing room getting my star blocks prepped to machine appliqué. I have little snips of fusible paper everywhere, and all available surfaces are covered with fabric, scissors, and interfacing. This is certainly an activity where you want to break things down into steps. First I will prep the 24 star blocks, then the basket handles. I will do batches of appliqués based on the color of my thread, to avoid changing things up on my machine too often. After the appliqué is done, I will move on to making all the half square triangles for the basket blocks. Then, make 25 basket blocks and I am done!
Somebody was sick this weekend. Eva is feeling quite pitiful as she curled up in my brown chair. She rarely is ill, so I was very surprised when I got a call from school to come pick her up on Friday. She was pretty miserable for about 24 hours. I am happy to say she is all better!