Be sure to visit our friends that are joining in today on the quilt along!
Chelsey Fields (@chelseylanefields)
Rachel and Cecile McPeak from Just Another Button Company
Humorous: [hyoo-mer-uh s] adjective
1. Archaic. moist; wet.
2. pertaining or due to the bodily humors
Hahaha! See we’re already off to a funny start! By, the way, those are truly some of the definitions of the word. Isn't that hilarious!? But seriously, here’s the definition we’re looking for.
1. funny; comical; amusing
2. displaying or creating humour
We’ve all seen funny memes like this and thought, “that’s so true!”. Why? Because humor is usually one of the beginning points of a friendship. Being able to laugh about the world, your circumstances or yourself is a must when things get to stressful. Humor also helps make the average day, experience or awkward moment better and brighter.
“Laughing is like breathing; if you're not doing it, there's a strong chance you might suffocate. But, the thing about laughing is, it's quite difficult to do on your own. We have lungs so we can breath and friends so we can laugh.” - Anna Menke (Odysseyonline.) Ms. Menke has a great little article all about the value of funny friends, check it out here.
If you are reassessing and rearranging your friendship pool, look for those friends who laugh with you, not always at you. Although, laughing at you is inevitable and typical of a good friendship, it shouldn’t be a constant and you should be able to laugh at them too. The nature of the humor exhibited is important in determining if their brand of humor is healthy for your friendship or not. Keep the healthy ones and keep some good distance from the bad.
There are few things better than laughing with a friend. It lightens our hearts and brings a smile to our face. Not to mention, its an awesome ab workout!
About this block:
Sometimes working with curves can be tricky when you are doing appliqué! For this block, we used fusible interfacing to make the appliqué a lot easier. To do this method, trace your template onto the WRONG side of your fabric. Then, lay your fabric right sides together with lightweight fusible interfacing. Sew directly on the traced line. Then cut out, leaving a small seam allowance. Clip into the tight curves, but be careful not to cut through the stitching. Turn right side out, finger pressing your curves as you go, creating a nice smooth edge. Fuse in place on your background and hand stitch. Leave off the buttons until after the quilting is done. I show this technique in this video that I made with Fat Quarter Shop: