So today I skipped church for some much needed alone time. Its harder than it looks trying to get a big project done under Tessa's nose. She definately has her finger on the pulse of our family. 5 hours later though, I manage to get April Cow done. Our springs are notoriously rainy here, so she has her umbrella all ready. Of course, no plain umbrella will do - she needs a nice snazzy one.
For her construction, I switched to a zig-zag stitch rough edge applique. It went much smoother than January cow and I didn't need a stablilizer. Still I'm sure she'll need a bit more thread work. I won't be using any fusible for the quilt since I want it to retain its nice puffy hand. There has been much chat lately on the quilt lists and blogs about thread work and fusible causing all our quilts to appear flat. We'll see if puffy quilts come back into vague!
Okay so I'm off to design July quilt. I'm sure - being from this house - he'll be a nice patriotic cow :)!