I had a birthday.....ever have one of those birthdays where you just feel old? Well, if so, you know what I'm saying. I felt old. A few days later, I experienced very quick flashes of light followed by black dots and squiggles in front of my left eye. Yep, I have floaters to contend with now.
A friend appliqued the center portion of this top and I added the half square triangles. Wish I could say it was lots of fun but that would be a lie. The pattern was very poorly written (no measurements given for the center pieced part) so I referred to the pattern that was recently published in Quiltmania. Those measurements were incorrect but I didn't know that until the center had been appliqued. Consequently, my sashing strip had to be cut larger so the triangles would fit. As a designer, I realize errors happen that's not what really disappointed me.....the disappointment was that the designer wouldn't even have the courtesy to answer my e-mail asking for a corrected version. Oh well, it's over. If you're planning to make this and would like corrected measurements, I'll be happy to share.
This cool weather is making me itch to hand applique. How about you? Do you find yourself wanting to applique in cooler weather?