|pattern from the book,Precisely Sew
I'm getting faster at piecing these large blocks (can't remember, they may be 16.5"
and it's fun to dig through the box of scraps for a variety in red prints and solids. I was surprised that with all the fabrics, the star just looks red from a distance!!
On both the red, and green one I chose to repeat two fabrics for the center to be more graphic. The tula pink fabric I chose to use for background (I use plain white for foundation piecing around the feathered star points) is busy but cute. Here are this year's two blocks done for Rainbow scrap challenge
each color is done by piecing 4 blocks, then putting them together to make one big block. For this block I ended up making a cutting template to use for background pieces, and another for the odd triangle shape next to the feathers... not fancy but pre cutting the white pieces makes it all go together better. Same with that elongated triangle around the outside.
Now for the stay at home round robin... the prompt this week is square in a square on point.
as always for me, how to incorporate the prompt into my little sunflower garden theme... hmmm
hmmm a row to showcase a different scale of sunflower. I used a vintage print by Valorie Wells, cut 4" blocks, having no idea if they'd fit with the previous part. I know I can make it work.
let's see, do I want them like this? with one fabric on the inside?
how about this? I knew after piecing the blocks, that they wouldn't fit right into this row
When I cut 4 " blocks of the cute sunflower green print, to cut once on diagonal, then piece around my flower blocks turning them into the S 'n S blocks needed, they were smaller of course! shall I insert cute trellis fabric ? yes! fussy cut of course...
I ended up with this... waiting a bit to sew the already sewn row to the base quilt...
I finished my beaded necklace this week... and it felt great to bead again, turning this
into this: I think the sparkly crystal beads look like diamonds in it!
I have been writing a lot of essays this week, but felt a need Friday morning while having my coffee, to paint something...
I used tombow markers (that are water soluble) and a water brush to make this. I was watching a video by an intuitive person on what being attracted to a color meant... ( soul manna) I was drawn to two, of course, turquoise and silver. Equal attraction, so I head both readings and they really applied to my two sides.
Her reading of silver attraction really fit me, ... don't try to fit in, you shine like the sun
So that's my share for this week...
plus a drawing done for a friend who collects hedgehogs