So how about some hints for Part 2? I am going to help you flex your creative muscles and personalize the star or flower. You thought it was already unique....you are about to make it uniquer (I know, you can't be more unique than unique but maybe on Friday you'll be seeing it my way)! I know that some of you have mentioned that you have some "problems" with your block. We'll use those alleged problems as an opportunity to get creative with a few simple embellishments! I was reading about Hilda's Simon quilt. Here is a little teaser!
She made an "error" measuring the border fabric and ended up having to add some extra fabric. The result? A delicious little extra slice of print that makes her quilt just a little more intricate! You can read about it on her blog, Every Stitch. My point is when you make a mistake don't sweat it! Use it as an opportunity to get creative! For me that's how I get some of my best results! My Mom used her gaffs to good advantage in her Afrika quilt. You can read about how she turned a "killer" problem into a plus here.
There are a bunch of new blocks on the Soupcon FLICKR Group; here are Grace's blocks! I know Grace and she has never done anything like this before. She has done a fabulous job. I love the little blue birds....blue birds of happiness! And do you see the pink star coming out from the center?
This is another of Grace's blocks. So pretty and so much movement!
What a juicy, fussy cut bundle of colour! The fussy cut flower in the center really pops!
This is such a delicate lacy block and Grace has done a great job of fussy cutting!
ABrandieCreation has done something very interesting here; she has pieced the background. I love what she has done but it may present a problem in Part 3 BUT I am all about solutions so I will try to remember to offer an alternative for Brandie (Brandie if I forget to do this by all means please remind me).
Does this look like a spinning whirligig or what? Turquoise and brown are such a classic colour combination. I think the fussy cut center must be from the same fabric or the same line of fabric! This is a fun block for sure!
This block by ABrandieCreation is so different from the other two. It reminds me of old French porcelain. I love the ombre effect of the deep burgundy at the center. The polka dots are a perfect finish.
Missie of Traditional Primitives is a reader of my blog and she let me know that her work will be published in the Spring 2014 Issue of Primitive Quilts. The piece is called Bluebirds an Berries and it is gorgeous! I would love to see it as the centerpiece of a medallion quilt, surrounded by wonderful borders!
That is so exciting for her and what's exciting for us is that if you leave a comment you will be entered in a draw for a one year free subscription! Count me in for sure! Click here to read her post and be sure to leave a comment!
And speaking of giveaways, I will have a giveaway later this month! I'll provide details when we get closer to the date!
Until I post again, happy sewing!