I loved all of the blocks I saw from my fellow bloggers, so I know this is high praise indeed.
As you may recall, I had decided to go with "scrappy" as my theme for this BOM, but that's about as far as I had gotten in my planning. Your love of my colors made me cement my thought that I might keep the same color families (green, purple, blue, yellow, white, grey) for each block, but use different fabrics of those colors in each block. So that's exactly what I did.
|Forgive the wrinkles. Not only is it still scrappy, but it flew 800 miles stuffed in a suitcase.|
It's pretty clear that I used the time-honored motto of "If you can't do it well, do it with enthusiasm." In all honesty, it's frightening how many areas of my life this motto has been applied to, but that's a story for another day. In this case it was worth it to try something a bit new and see what happened. That's another of my mottoes (nod to Dan Quayle) and I'll never regret being adventuresome! I'm not sure if I'll attempt it on another block center or not, but I'm glad I gave it a go.
|It was a pretty simple method - pin the block pattern to fabric and stabilizer, outline with thread of choice, and color it in with back and forth or loopy loops. When you get right down to it, all thread painting is is coloring in with thread.|
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The first, available for US addresses only as those pesky shipping regulations make sending aerosols across borders prohibitive, is a prize pack from Therm-o-Web. I love a good adhesive for applique or basting, and I'm sure you do as well!
For our international and HI and AK friends, Michele at the Quilting Gallery is offering up a prize pack of pattern and template for "Starlight."
http://quiltinggallery.com/blog-posts and enter directly on Michele's blog. She's a spunky Canadian who will be happy to help out our international friends! If she gets a winner from Juneau, though, I may offer to deliver it in person as I'm headed there soon!
To enter to win the Therm-o-Web prize, please comment where you live, and what you would have me do if I were to visit your town (a favorite restaurant, special park, tourist attraction, etc). You just never know...I might find myself there and need something to do!
See you next month!