In an effort to learn stuff, I joined the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club this year. Each month you get a skill lesson with practice challenges. The first month was all about bias tape applique. Never done that before! So off I went to buy a bias tape maker, some double sided tape and hit the stash for some fabrics. Sewing time is limited so I skipped practice suggestions and went right for a challenge and made a mini-quilt of my own design. Don’t get all excited people, it’s only some circles…
After I picked some colors (Kona Tangerine, Watermelon and Melon) I hit the white and made a quilted base for the applique. Then using my handy mixing bowls, traced the circle I wanted to follow for the applique.
Then it was on to making the bias tape. Those little bias tape makers are so cool! I added the double side tape and started sticking it down.
Final step, binding and a trip to the yard for some photos.
Have you taken on any new skill challenges lately? Would love to hear all about it!
PS - I will be linking this finish up with my 1st Quarter accomplishments for the 2016 Finish A Long.
Oh, and this was the sky in my front yard just before I took these pics. How great is this!