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How are you coming along with your challenge piece? The instructions for this week are coming up next, but check out how Emma is getting along first! She has created an amazing background with lots of details as you can see in this photo. She's enjoying filling out her journal pages also, it makes for an interesting read!
Those 2½" squares I'd found in my stash were perfect to get started with this challenge. I pulled the darkest out and starting at the top, lay out five columns and worked downward. I figured that once pieced that would make a top of 10" wide and if I went down 6 squares my piece will end up 10" x 12". Seems like a good size.
Are you ready for Part 2 of this challenge? I know I am! I'm really eager to get back into some quilting. Let's get started...
I'm so excited to get back to my Stitch Alongs and thinking quilting, although I still had a little trouble filling in my full grid, but only on repeated letters so that's not too bad. Here's how my grid looks:
Stitch Along's are back! It's been somewhat of a trying few months but here I am back again and today, after moving into my new house last weekend, finally got the internet connected. I have to say, it's no fun having no internet and still trying to keep up with things.
Last week I decided to foundation piece my flower. It actually went a little quicker than I thought and I think, with some pleasing results. I'm going to describe the process below so you can give it a try too.
I have to admit, it is fun going back to the design board to recreate the same image again. It makes you put your thinking cap on to come up with different ideas. I'm not really a "piecing" person, but I figured this photo could work rather well as a foundation block so decided that's what I would do.
For week three of our May challenge, I decided we should make this flower again but in a different way to last week's flower. The idea is to get your thinking of alternative methods of construction. You can use the same flower, or another if you like, but make the methods different.
Oh man, did I have a lot of fun with my flower stitch along this weekend. This could get really addictive! I even tried out something new. A technique that I refer to as back to front applique. You see, instead of fusing the back of the fabric to cut it out, I made a sandwich of backing, batting and fusible webbing - in that order so the fusible was on top. Then I cut pieces of green fabric and lay them on top of the fusible, making sure it was all covered before pressing it in place. It worked a charm!
I hope you collected any supplies to begin the challenge this weekend. Remember you can use your own flower photo or this one. Check back to Week One for a larger image if you need.