For this week's sewing round up... I did my improv log cabins in red for RSC, two hand pieced stars from Deb, and finished my Fall Home quilt for the online fall hop!
|That post is HERE and has two tutorials in it|
|blocks on the design wall|
I got out my small red scraps and small white strips... lo and behold I have very few light scraps left after the last spate of sewing... and had to actually (horrors!) go to my yardage drawer of white.
I was surprised to see a lot of light fabrics but very few that were tone on tone just for backgrounds. I don't tend to purchase those when I go shopping so I might have to actually buy some more. I love a mix of values in backgrounds. Where do you like to buy fabric online?
Gotta have a cow somewhere!!!
this is why I keep small pieces... that little cherry fabric strip was left over from a border print by Mary Englebreit... and it looks great pieced in.
Who knows what will become of all these improv blocks in all the colors I've done. I love them, and they are fun to make. Something from nothing.
I have four red stars cut out to piece by hand, and after the big deadline push to finish Fall Home, I was glad to sit quietly in the studio on Friday, talk to my friend Diane in Texas, and hand sew on one of them.
I wanted to paint on fabric, I did a tree yesterday on paper with watercolors and thought how fun it would be to paint on fabric.
Unfortunately we have so much smoke I get migraines when I spend any time on the patio nowadays (for many many weeks in a row now) but one day... soon I hope... I'll be out there seeing how this looks on cotton.