I fell in love with the 12 Days of Christmas panel by Kate Spain the second I saw it.
I was jubilant to find a free pattern for a wall hanging, but uh-oh what’s that in the center? Applique! EEK!
I am a lover of applique, or I should say of OTHER’s applique. I do enjoy the occasional raw edge, fused project. But hand applique is just not in my love-of-quilting tool kit; maybe one day when life slows down a bit.
Now, applique yo-yo’s? That’s the perfect kind of applique for me. Same goes for English paper pieced hexi’s. No raw edges, no fuss, no muss, no bother!
I quilted with Aurifil variegated thread that moves between red, green, cream & just a hint of white (luv luv).
There are so many ways to stretch your quilting muscle. Don’t shrug off a pattern just because it employs a technique you don’t know or don’t enjoy. Get out there & make projects your own.
I am linking up this post with “Can I get a Whoop Whoop?!” Pop over & see what some very talented quilters whipped up this week!