I am so happy I can finally show you the progress on my Klosjes Quilt. Yes, now I can, for the first time, refer to it as a Quilt and I am so excited to share it with you:
These are a total of 240 Klosjes stitched together. Sue-Anne and Michele have been so encouraging to me, believing I could get hooked on Applique, and well: Teachers, you like? :) THANK YOU!
I wanted to make something special to mark 10-10-'10 and so I just 'pinched and stitched' myself to this. I know I have so much to learn about applique, but this little wobbly vase was a big step for me. (I am growing as a quilter! Yeay!) I know that the proportions are not right, but I stitched myself into a corner, so to speak. My Flower wanted to keep growing, but my Klosjes were only allowing a 10 inch opening. But it's a start, isn't it? And yes, I can see me getting totally hooked on Applique!
I really find that the best incentive to keep making Klosjes, is to stitch them to each other and see them grow. As you can see I am thinking of a central medallion, setting corners and then a 4 or 5 Klosjes wide border all around. This means I still have a lot of Klosjes more to go. It really is a work in progress, and I am excited letting it develop as I go. (I will be 'Kloss'-ing for quite a while longer!)
The great clean up of my sewing room is going really well, and I am rediscovering why I love being in MY Room so much. I am looking forward to the rest of the weekend to continue reclaiming my space.
And my hexies are impatiently demanding some attention...
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!
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