I'm a wife and mother of three and step-mom of two. I have a master's degree in international relations. I live in Alabama, but have always wanted to move out of the south. I love the West and New England, so I travel there as often as I can.
The guild block for April was appliqued ornaments. It has taken me quite a while to finish it. First of all, I had trouble deciding what fabric to use as a background. The directions called for a light colored background, but I wanted to use something darker - something that would read more like a Christmas tree. Then I couldn't decide what fabric to use for the ornaments. I wanted to fussy-cut motifs for the ornaments, but the non-round ornaments looked odd to me cut that way. So I finally decided to put fussy-cut circles (and one oval) inside all the ornaments, and I liked the look of that a lot better. Unfortunately that meant I had to applique 12 shapes instead of just 6 shapes. Plus, I hand appliqued it, so it took me quite a while. But now it is finally done, and I think it looks nice.