|Red White and Blue Friendship exchange blocks each 6"|
This time the theme is Red, White and Blue. The blocks are all 6" quilted embellished with binding. We sign them and exchange them next Monday.
It will be quite a show, as there are 12 of us, 11 in the area and the 12 moved up North but she is still part of the bee!
These little quilts are wonderful to make and share. Just the right size to try a technique, spend a moment embellishing, and design. This is what I used to embellish mine...
The one on top with stars is painted stars on top of the fabric. I used Stewart Gill metallic gold textile paint.
I used my little stash of Americana fabrics.
I used my speedy fused binding technique.Find it on tutorial page here
I did a few with a paper pieced pattern of a hot air balloon...
so cute, right? I sewed little pieces together then used that as the balloon fabric on the pattern. The binding is the faux piping technique but I didn't count on having joining problems. The piece is really too small and too stiff with peltex to fold in half to minter the binding join. Still it's cute, and effective. I did a tute on that here
I loved the lobsters... heh, heh, in fact I am keeping both the one above and the lobsters for my collection.
I'll show the ones I trade for Monday. For now, I wish you a happy Fourth of July celebration, and remind you that I cherish my
ps, you might enjoy seeing a pic of my
Red, white and blue poodle HERE!