Saturday, April 26, 2008

Block Week 17

Postcard #12

This month's challenge is "Tree" and "Red." Check out Sarah's new blog to chronicle her scrapping. Also, I was just looking back through my Five-Minute Notebook and saw this Postcard #12 was definitely inspired by 0414. That's cool, I didn't even realize it. See what happens when all these fermenting ideas are put out on the page? They're able to ferment even more! (into a lovely sourdough or something)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Postcard #11

This month's theme is 'tree' and the use of the color red. I decided to do a cross-section of a tree trunk. If I did it again, I would have a light-colored border to frame it.

Week 15

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Postcard 9

This is the last of the March postcards (black, white, and in this case, yellow). I like this card a lot. For April, the theme is 'tree' (any interpretation of that), and the color red can be used. I already have a few ideas.

Week 13

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Block Week 12

The inner section (looks like a churn dash) was supposed to have points on the dark blue triangles. This is one of those "learning the hard way" times, and I thought later for some time about how to design the nine-patch with triangles on the corners so the added strips wouldn't shear off the points. Apart from paper-piecing the nine-patch strips, I'm still not sure. I'll have to look into it for the second round of this block. After all, I've made LOADS of sawtooth star, bears paw and other blocks with points in my day and haven't had a problem.

Anyhoo, at least this is ACCEPTABLE "learning the hard way." It's not like I'm trying to learn to pilot a helicopter (no 'happy accidents' in THAT).

Postcard #8 (Leah/Sarah series)

March was black/white with a color and last week was orange. I layered 1/4" strips of various orange fabrics on top of a black/white rectangle, then stitched the strips down.
I was going to quilt circles in between the lines but decided to leave it as is. This is my favorite postcard so far, and when I compare the stack I have, I can already see improvements. I'm so excited (about improving)!!