Friday, August 2, 2013

Love Enduring (LE) Applique Block of the Month

While trolling the Web looking for a Dear Jane quilt-a-long (QAL), I stumbled upon Esther's applique QAL.  I read it a few times and decided to give it a try.  A few parameters I set for myself.  I want to keep up the best I can, and I want to primarily use my 'fabric inventory'.
So first I tried to hand piece the center compass. Not a success. I couldn't make my stitches invisible. So I decided to English Paper Piece (EPP). This went better. Here are my compasses.

I can see my stitching, yikes!

But the EPP turned out better, to me.

The next step is the compass ring. See if I can get to that tomorrow.
Thanks to Esther and everyone who so selflessly gives expert advice.


  1. Hi Janice,

    I like your compass, it has a beautifull strong center and the rays behind the star I like too. I read you were looking for a dear Jane QAL, are you working on a dear Jane? I am and also the Love entwined from Esther which I enjoy so much, it is fun to be in contact with women all over the world working on the Same fun project. Lots of fun with LE.
    Greetings Wilma

  2. Beautiful! And thanks for the lesson on selecting colors.

  3. Hi Janice. Great job on your compass. I'm following along on Love Entwined too. I like your choice of colors. Looking forward to seeing your quilt develop.

    Best Wishes