And here’s the next lot.
You saw Blocks 5, 6 and 7 for Can You Teal the Love in the latest ScrapHappy post, but today I’m returning to the partial use of new fabrics, specifically, some of the ones I was able to buy thanks to the Spotlight gift voucher donation.
It’s going to be important that there’s variety with these blocks. Some need to be dark, others light. Some colourful, some plainer to ‘rest’ the eye. Some will have a big hit of pink, others just a tiny dash. Quilts for this important cause need to be light-hearted and joyful, and playful, varied and colourful blocks is the way to go, in my mind.
So, I’m really looking forward to receiving the first of the several collaborative blocks which are on their way, so I can work to balance and create harmony with these creations from different sources.
I’m going to hold off making more blocks for a bit while I wait to see what arrives.
It’s all up to Australia Post, now!
Your blocks are always so lovely 🙂
Thank you, Sharon, that’s so kind!
Every block inspires me. These are so pretty that I really want to learn to applique.
If your sewing machine does blanket stitch, you’re set. All you need is fabric, a bit of spray baste and a template to draw around. Just take it slow, turn the fabric with the needle down, and often, and do some samples first to make sure the stitch size/length is OK and the stitch doesn’t draw up the fabric.
Thanks, Kate. I can always count on you to make something that seems scary, simple. I’ll give it a go very soon. Just a bit more clearing out and I’ll be on my way to getting real things done. Hope you are doing and being well.
I’m doing fine, thanks 😊 Glad to hear you can see the light at the end of the tunnel with the tidying up.
This quilt is being a lot of fun to work on. Not least because I can use a lot of favourite scraps!
They’re all so beautiful, but I think the first one is my favourite. It’s going to be a wonderful quilt.
I’m torn between the first and the last. That fabric with the birds and pink flowers is such fun!
All the blocks are so individual but I know that you will arrange them so they collaborate beautifully.
Arranging them is always one of my favourite bits. Either it ends up being a very formal and usually symmetrical arrangement, or the eye meanders around. Much will depend on colour in this case, so I’m eagerly anticipating the blocks coming in.
Love the last block, and what I thought was fans is actually flowers.
Yes! I love the colours in that fabric, but it’s strong, so I’m trying to limit how much of it I use.
Love the last block in particular, the fabrics are gorgeous 🙂
I love that one too!
So beautiful 😍
It’s going to be a smashing quilt.