It's done, thanks in large part to the quiltathon, and it's so cute! I saw this hanging in my local quilt shop and mentioned how cute I thought it was. I was promptly told they were doing a 2-day class on raw-edge, machine applique for, get this... only $25!
I signed up. My first class. It was low-key, come and go as you please, 3 or 4 people. Sa-weet! I learned some basics. Where I was fudging my way before, I now know how to accurately tack and stick down the applique prior to sewing. I've learned about zig-zagging around curves. I've learned why, no matter how careful I am with cutting fabric, I'm always just a little bit off. AND THAT, my friends is so important, I have to share with you. I think it makes more sense to explain it with pictures so a mini-tute on how to properly measure & cut your fabric is on its way.
Yes, I'm sure there are other tutorials out there but I don't feel like searching this morning. -wink-
Now, onto the good stuff! My poor, cold, penguins!
Now, over at Kati Cupcake, there is a fat quarter giveaway. As much as I don't want anyone else to enter, the fabric is so pretty I have to share the opportunity. Go check it out!