Excuse the glare, I have no idea how to avoid the flash doing that on shiny things. Anyway, I decided , to try something different, for me, and use black and white polka dots for backgrounds. Of course, this meant I had to order new fabric. Ahem. I know I don't need to explain this to any of y'all. It all came in this week, and though you would think there would be repetition............there isn't. How can there possible be so many variations on black and white polka dots? I don't know, but check it out for yourselves.
Kathy is fusing her version, but fusible web is against the law in my sewing room, so mine is going to take a lot longer to make. I don't even know that it'll be done by Christmas, but, guess what, I don't care. I never sign up for stuff. I've avoided signing up for things all my life, and now, because of blogging, I find myself involved in two exchanges, and a sew along. This is all exciting for me, particularly the exchanges, but a little anxiety producing as well. What if they don't like what I make? Let's face it, it could happen. I know it wouldn't be the end of the world, but I was brought up to try and please, and I can't help myself. I suppose I need to toughen up.
There are 17 different fabrics in the pile. I think I'll only be using the white dots on black backgrounds for the Christmas quilt, but after seeing them all together, I had to go to Fabricworm and buy some bright, contemporary, prints, fabrics I've been avoiding, as a genre, for the last 18 months, to make something "fresh, and modern" wiith the whole group. I don't know how fresh and/or modern I may be, but the whole idea of a quilt with black/white/bright prints is sort of stimulating to think about. Because I don't have anything else to make on my list.................................I know, lies, all lies.
I completed the 7th block of the yellow quilt a week ago, so here it is. I believe it needs a little embroidery to finish it up. Certainly the bird needs an eye, at the least.
Block #8 is kind of a doozy, with the most complicated vine/leaves so far. It is my favorite, though, and I'm enjoying the making of it. I think when it is finished, I will have to start on the first snowflake of the Christmas quilt, just to make a beginning. I'm not good at going back and forth. I'm also two blocks behind on the Beyond the Cherry Trees BOM
That said, I think I should stop blogging and go back to appliqueing! Happy stitching all, Michele