i had forgotten that. i had forgotten just what it feels like to chase a scrap of velvet across a sewing table. to watch it shift out of position and defy every pin that you poke into it, then turn it's head and stick out it's tongue at you. i remember now! it sucks. i did an online search to see if i could get some tips for working with velvet and i didn't find anything different from what i was already doing. i also found an expert quilter from Romania named Geta Grama whom i saw had made some quilted velvet bags. i wrote her a note asking for advice and this is what she wrote back.... "if I would have a few options, I would never choose to piece velvet." good to know.
i finished a bag using the scraps but now i need to go back and redesign the quilt. luckily i don't have too many velvet blocks in it but enough to make me uneasy. i need to replace them all with some nice, safe cotton. looks like i'm already dropping behind in my april challenge.
quilted purple patchwork bag (12 x 14) with ....