(...and Jamie and Claire).
(Watching the Outlander series while I sew.. I've just started Season Four.)
I usually make my circles by gathering fabric over template plastic. It works well apart from it being difficult to get the circles exactly round as I cant cut the templates smoothly enough. Time to pull out my newly acquired Perfect Circles by Karen Kay Buckley. I was excited to see if they really were as good as they say.
I didn't realise that there were four of each size which makes it handy when you have lots of circles to make. They slip onto a supplied ring - easier to sort through them rather than diving into the bag all the time.
I loved using the Perfect Circles - they are really accurate and mine are Nearly Perfect!
I prefer to baste my applique shapes down. I've tried pinning - they moved too much, and I've tried glueing but I find that messy. (I never seem to get those tiny, neat dots of glue I see others do!)
Basting is a bit untidy perhaps but it suits me. But once I've done my invisible zig-zag, it doesn't take long to pull them out.
By the end of the afternoon, I had this part of the block sewn —
It was great to make some progress. I'm enjoying how this is coming together
'til next time,