So this is my first "real" attempt at applique. While I certainly won't be winning any Applique Masters awards, I think it turned out OK .. if you can look passed the wonky antler bits that is.
Now that I'm looking at it ... I probably should have chosen something with a few less tight turns. But honestly, that's just kinda how I do things. I'm not one to get skilled in the basics and progressing naturally. I'm more of a jump-right-into-the-fire kinda girl and learn as I go. Although usually at that point, I go back and try to figure out what I could have done better.
One of my resolutions for this year was to start trying things. I'm still fairly new to sewing and there is so much for me to learn but I tend to hold back for fear of failure. I've let that fear hold me back from so much in my life not just in sewing and this is my year to live boldly. Yes, I agree ... applique is a pretty mild step but at least it's a step in the right direction right?!
So here's to living boldly in 2011 and breaking out of my safe, little shell! I hope 2011 is just as life-changing for you as well.
By the way ... any tips my Applique Queen friends have to offer would be GREATLY appreciated!
What's next on my sewing scary list you ask .... making my own bias tape. EEK!
Happy 2011, friends!