Have you ever listened to a lecture, or begun a project only to realize that you don't even know enough to know where to begin or what questions you need to ask?
That's how I felt after all my watching and reading. All that information was a bit overwhelming so I decided dump all the directions and jump right in and mess about with a practice quilt ~ a Mini Cupcake Quilt.
I started with a framed background of black with white dots. I was going for something rather freeform and organic.
I added some simple quilting and a few cupcake shapes.
I used raw edge shapes with a satin stitch. I also did a small bit of decorative stitching on the cupcake cup.
Finally, I topped the cupcake with a red button cherry. I did a very simple self binding, I wasn't really sure I would finish off the quilt at all actually.
The back shows my applique outline. I'm not sure if machine applique is supposed to show the outline on the back or not. The whole Mini-Quilt is approx. 5 inches square.
Now that I've done a bit on my own, next I'll follow the directions, and work on technique.