Isn’t she pretty? I found a picture of something like her on the net years and years ago, and loved the idea of piecing her skirt. I was going to buttonhole the applique but I thought, in the spirit of Dear Jane and all that – I should try to improve my skills. I took this to a quilt day where I sat next to our group’s best appliquer, and she told me I did ‘very good’. I told her to be honest, and she was. She gave me a few tips, but as a first draft, I’m really rather proud of my first effort.
I only have to do about fifty more to make a decent sized quilt. Hmm. Wish me luck.