I did manage to go to one quilt shop in Sherwood Park...Lori's Country Cottage. A cute shop with a nice selection of fabrics and patterns. I couldn't leave empty handed. I picked out a few FQ's, needles and a pattern. Do you ever feel like you need to buy something in a shop just because you have circled around and around enjoying everything you see? .....I do.
I did start on a applique table runner for Easter. I am actually trying my hand at hand applique. I needed something portable. I thought I would stitch in the van while my son was driving but I fell asleep instead or I had to drive!
Question: I am using a blanket stitch to raw edge applique Easter eggs on the runner. Some of the eggs have a stripe of fabric or zig zag on them to further decorate them. I have used a lite heat n bond to fuse them on the background. Should I have appliqued the decorations on the egg first before putting it on the background? Or do you go through all three layers? hope this make sense. I am finding it really hard going through all the layers. Any suggestions?
I did manage to meet up with Andrea of Million Thoughts Trapped in my Head. She lives a few km's away from where I was staying. So nice to meet her and her boys. Hopefully she will come to Calgary for Quilt Canada (April 26th- May 1st) so we can continue chatting.
I am now trying to play catch up around the house gearing up for another busy week. I was so glad I didn't have to work today.
Have a great week everyone!