Woot! First block done, 12 to go. Unwashed, unpressed, & untrimmed but you get the idea. Now for the nit picky portion. Two areas I wish I had done a little better… the bottom of the broom & the back edge of the brim on the hat. But that’s just my psychosis talking. I’ll ignore it if you will.
Here it is finished, but before I removed the overlay. See how it’s less that perfect? Do I care? Is anyone ever going to know it’s less than perfect? No to all. We are not coloring. You do not *have to* stay inside the lines. The overlay is a GUIDE. Please remember that if/when you try your hand at needle turn.
I’m not sure how well I did, but in this picture I’m trying to show you the “puffiness” of needle turn. This is why you needle turn. There are scads of other applique methods out there. But none of them can give you that puff.
And this morning I also pulled and started the prep work for my next block; Hats & Cats.
This block also has some hand embroidery embellishments for the kitty faces and broom detail.