This weekend I am vending in Pickens, a cute little hamlet in the upstate of South Carolina nestled between the mountains and the Piedmont. Okay, so I'm going a little overboard with the writing. But Pickens is a cute little town. The show is Friday (9:00 - 6:00) and Saturday (9:00 - 5:00) and is located at Pickens View Wesleyan Church - 744 Bethlehem Ridge Road. Google Maps picks it up just fine, thank you very much. Beautiful church and beautiful quilts.
In the meantime, I am sitting in the hotel and going to give a shot at needleturn applique. Yes, I know, I am supposed to be touting the hand-dyed wools and telling everyone how much easier wool is because you don't have to turn under the edges (by the way, it IS easier to applique with wool because you don't have to turn under the edges). I wanted to do something a little different and keep what little cotton applique skills I had from totally disintegrating.
I have picked this pattern from Jan Patek. Jan offered it on her blog on September 11th just for the one day. I've had the background pieced and the applique pieces prepped since then waiting for the right time to start. (Can you tell I'm too chicken to start?!) I'm using the "freezer paper on top" method this time to see if I like it any better than I did the first time I tried it.
Wow, three paragraphs and no pictures. Will keep you posted. If it doesn't work out, we may have to switch to wool!