This is Mary's prize I mailed yesterday. It includes 50 Moda Marbles charm squares in a collectible tin and charm squares of the Moda Shimmer collection. These were some of my Paducah, KY purchases during the AQS show. Have fun with these Mary.
I finished my second Pushin' Up Spring block (actually the 1st block in the BOM) using the back basting method. The jury is still out as to whether or not I like this method. It's advantages are that no templates are needed to draw out applique fabrics, the fabrics are accurately placed where you want it, and I didn't have to remove markings after block was completed. Disadvantages, for me, were that it took longer to sew the block than with traditional applique and I felt a little lost in some areas when I needed to take out more basting stitches than normal to get an area just right. Sometimes I felt as if I was sewing blindly, especially when I had to stitch over another applique fabric already sewn. I've decided to do my third block in back basting method to see if I improve. I love the technique and think I may have a way to satisfy at least one of my issues with the method. This is not my design (copyrighting the photo only), but a BOM available from Apple Blossom Quilts; click on newsletter and sign up.
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