So, right after all that about the applique, sledgehammer-style, resigning myself to it, with the paper and the template plastic and the starch and the whatever, along comes Barb
(as in Fun With...)
posts on her Jubilee quilt progress.
What beautiful work SHE does! And guess what?! That's all she does to prep, is draw it on and baste it and she is ready to go! It's needle turn applique and it's my new favorite thing to do!
Check out my little sample
Yeah, I just grabbed whatever was handy and tried out the various shapes I have usually trouble with and NO problem! Points sharp...check! Curves smooth....check! Inside curves, points....Check!
It is SO not hard to do! What was I thinking?!!
It is so liberating a method, so straightforward and no nonsense about it!
I just hadda say...I love it!!!! I know I am gushing but it really is such a D'oh slap head kind of thing for me at this moment.
From here, it's just more practice and that I can surely do!
(Like, Oh, wow, make me sew! Really?! lol)
So, here's a vote for Try It! You might like it!