Can’t stop, I’m on a roll here, and if I stop, my luck will change!
Trunk and 5 branches done, two to go. I’m sweaty, stressed, bleeding from multiple pin sticks, have a burned finger from the iron, and have broken my thread three times and a needle once, but I can DO this! It won’t be perfect, a complete ignoramus will be able to see the wobbly bits, but it Will.Be.Done. Which is sort of the point, isn’t it? Done is better than perfect. My favourite mantra.
I looked at a number of options for applique thread colour, including the medium beige I used for the roots, but I wanted a crisper, more graphic outline for the branches. So I’ve used a medium dark brown. It does show up an awful lot more, of course, which means some of my more flamboyant mistakes are highly visible…
And if I ever show signs again of wanting to make a quilt with multiple long floppy bits on the bias that need to be appliqued down, will someone kindly have a quiet word…?
Next job is making all 60 leaves. And 5 birds. 2 flowers, 2 grape bunches, and a partridge in a pear tree. Ok, that last bit is an exaggeration.
Must get on. Dinner to cook and two more branches to do, not necessarily in that order, poor Husband.