The Wish Quilt has quite a few star appliques sprinkled around. In Bronwyn's instructions, she tells you how the make the stars into little pockets to hold tiny "wish" notes or candy treats. By now, you know I was pretty lazy when it came to this project, so it shouldn't surprise you that there was no way I was going to make pockets! My stars are appliqued all the way around and then I embroidered some "wish" words on them instead of personalizing the quilt with family names.
My "wish" words: Love, Joy, Hope, Faith, Grace, and Peace.
On Monday I did a little demo on how I appliqued the stars using the "starch method". It's a turned edge applique, but not "needle turned", so there is some preparation. If you are new to applique or don't do it that much, this method gives you great results and isn't difficult at all.
By the way, these aren't Wish Quilt stars.
I am embarrassed to confess that I finally got sucked into Barbara Brackman's Dixie Diary block of the month that you can read about here. And since I couldn't decide if I should put a star or a heart on the monthly block, I am doing two eight inch blocks each month so I can do a star AND a heart--yeesh! Yes, I do need help!!
|January through March Dixie Diary blocks using Jo Morton's Alexandia fabrics.|