|About 1.2 metres/ 47inches square|
All the clamshell corners are attached with a narrow border between the chintz panel and the clamshells.
It has been fun (but challenging) deliberating on the next border. It is so difficult to commit to one or two fabrics so I decided to add lots more ....in an applique border.
First to draw up some simple templates and cut them from template plastic.
I am not using my favoured back-basting applique technique this time, for two reasons. Placement of the applique pieces is not going to be important - it will be fairly random - so I won't be needing to mark the background fabric . Also I want to select parts of the applique fabrics carefully (some fussy cutting) so I think the templates will be useful for auditioning.
Here is one border strip prepared for applique. Pretty random and lots of it! I didn't mean to make a busy quilt but looks like it might be heading that way very fast ...
|Attached lightly with dots of glue|
Meanwhile there has been a lot of garden work - the usual Spring trimming and weeding. Outside the last few days it has been very smoky due to the NSW bushfires - not a threat here at the moment but so very sad for some.
Potting up some Spring cheer. These are called "Patio Sensations" - good ones I hope!