I have just received the first pattern for Susan Smith's new mystery block of the month the Rowdy Flat Library quilt. This is the first mystery quilt I have ever done. I am not much of a gambler and not willing to spend so much time and effort on a project I might not like in the end, but I do like all of Susan Smith's other quilts and I like applique. There are a few sneak peaks out in web land of others who are a couple months ahead of me and so far I like what I see.
The center of this block and I believe at least a couple more blocks is a toile fabric. This is a close up of my toile, it is a faint pink but had a couple good scenes on it so I could vary the centers of future blocks.
I have been doing more of the prepared starched under edges of the applique pieces and before I knew it I had the whole block prepped and glued down so now it is just applique away. The threads in the corner flower pots are for stitching down the circular flowers, I gather the circles with the applique thread and then just leave an 8 inch or so tail to sew them down.
I also finished another block of Roseville Album,
and another block on the Caswell quilt.
It has been all applique for me the last couple weeks which is my favorite.