Epic fail on my Block 27 for the Just Takes 2 quilt!
Not bad from far away but here is closeup!
I never thought I was so bad at applique until I tried to do this one!
Red and white solids is just the most unforgiving combination ever.
So I took it as an opportunity to learn how to do this better.
I watched a bazillion videos on YouTube and settled on this series by Erin Russek as how I might progress on my second try at this block.
This is the first video in her series on how to do applique:
It was quite painstaking to set up but once all the pieces were prepped, it was pretty easy to put together.
The sewing was made much improved also by using a thinner needle (milliner's size 9 or 10) and thinner thread also (size 100 cotton).
The results are quite passable, I think!
So here they all are!
A layout was given for this first quarter of the quilt, but I didn't quite like it, so I am still playing with my own ideas. : ) Likely I will wait till they are all made and put it together then.
They look good on the wall anyway!
And here, the first try found a friend (Yay! Nothing gone to waste!)
Next, I want to try this method demonstrated by Gay over at Sentimental Stitches:
She really makes it look soooo eeeeasy! I gotta try it again!
I am thinking to resurrect the orange and grey so I can do Block 27 again with this technique!
Pray for me!