I need help! You may remember Flamingo House from about a month ago. Since the last post I have managed to cut and apply all the appliques AND make the required yo-yos. I’ve hit a wall though. See all those appliques? So much blanket stitch and hand work. Quite frankly, I don’t want to do it and just can’t force myself through. I mean seriously, look at those crab legs… ARGH!
I don’t want it to land in the pile of unfinished projects. I really do want to finish it and I really do want to donate it to the bee. If I’m being honest with you all and myself, it ain’t happen with all this handwork. So, what’s a girl to do? I’m seriously considering doing a free motion straight stitch around the edges of the appliques with clear or color matched threads. It gives me pause – the wall hanging is built on fusible fleece which means I’ll be “quilting” the appliques. What do you think? Cool effect or total disaster?
Second problem, all these yo-yo’s! They have to go on. It just doesn’t look as engaging and complete without them. But it is MORE handwork, y’all. Any inventive ideas for adding yo-yos? Should I try to tack them on via FMQ WITH the appliques? It will create a little ring around the yo-yos, but if I act like it is totally on purpose and planned, it becomes OK, right?
Just because I like progress pictures – here’s a few bonus images along the applique way!
PS – Jessika, when I get to yours, I promise, handwork until my fingers fall off. Maybe sitting on a beach, maybe with a frosty beverage, maybe in a pink house…..