I've never made one of these really fancy, schmancy, highly detailed applique "Block Of The Month" patterns before.....but now I get it. I really, truly understand why they assume you'll need a month to do each block. I'm even considering calling mine a "Block Of The Year." That way if it takes me 2 or 3 months to do each block I can still feel good about myself for getting more than 1 block done per year! It's a logical way to boost self confidence and keep my motivation going, right?
Even with all of the tedious and time consuming steps of prepping a bazillion applique pieces I still love it. Every minute of it. There's something very soothing and calming about tracing and cutting and ironing and then seeing it come to life piece by piece.
And there may have even been a few squeals and happy dance moves once I had the first block haphazardly laid out on my ironing mat. It's just so pink and green and feminine and flowery and sugary sweet!!!
Now, I FINALLY get to move onto the sewing part. Yippee!!!
P.S. I'm using the Spray Starch and Freezer paper applique technique. You can find a great tutorial right here.
P.S. #2 The pattern is The Vintage Valentine by Verna Mosquera of The Vintage Spool. You can find it here.