I was able to start my Garden Party Down Under Block of the Month 2022. It became available on the 1st of January from The Quilt Show. I got busy right away. I have lots of circle centers to go into the red flowers and red/orange berries/circles on the vine on the lower left. I am waiting for Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles templates to arrive.I backed the background fabric with Pellon 911FF, a light weight stabilizer that is fused on. I am machine appliqueing with a blanket stitch and fusing the appliqués on with Steam a Steam 2. Originally I thought to hand appliqué the bias vines down, but reconsidered that. I am fusing them down with Lite Steam-A-Seam Double Stick 1/4 inch wide Fusible Tape. It comes on a roll and is easily applied. It is fantastic to work with and they are on there to stay.
Over the first week of this month our kitchen update finally was finished. Six weeks of washing dishes in the garage sink was getting pretty old. Absolutely worth the chaos and mess for sure. Love the new sink!