Today at the GCQ regular monthly meeting, Nancy Brannon gave a trunk show. After lunch she taught a class in hand appliqué. We practiced 2 methods for making narrow stems and then we practiced needleturn appliqué of points and valleys with a heart shape. She had us practice with red thread to see how well we were stitching.
She gave us many useful tips. I learned more in today’s 3 hours than in the all day class last fall in Houston. Here is one example of her work.
For the Christmas in July monthly challenge I pieced a tree made up of 32 template pieces. I fused a small bird for my touch of summer. It did not finish at the size stated on the directions but I am not sure how I could make it. I don’t think I will be making any more of these trees.