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I hope you are joining me in this new stitch along challenge. If you missed the first week's instructions you can find them here: Week One of May Stitch Along. This should be a fun project to make.
Let's get back to our regular stitch along challenges - yes I'm a little late at posting, but hey there's no hurry. The main thing is we enjoy the creativity. So for our May stitch along, let's focus on a nature, a flower in fact. Some while ago I was out walking and captured this photo of a beautiful hibiscus flower which is what I'm going to use. Of course, if you have your own flower, then use that otherwise you are welcome to use mine for this month's challenge.
This is our fourth block for April, designed by my autistic son for Autism Awareness month. If you have been following along, you know that I've turned his drawings into quilt blocks and he is collecting money from each block sold. I'd like him to save up for a class to further his drawing skills, but he insists he wants to save up for a new computer game. Well, it is his to do as he wishes and the main thing is, he is earning it for himself, which is a wonderful accomplishment on its own.
If you read my earlier post about this month's challenge, you will know that I am making quilt blocks that my son designed for Autism Awareness month - April. To date, I have made two; the Crab and the Walrus blocks. This week I made a parrot. I used bright colorful fabrics!
Did you miss my stitch along challenge rules this week? This month we are going to be doing something very different. You see, it is Autism Awareness month and I thought of a wonderful way to spread the word by showing just how creative autistic people can be. My son is autistic and he has been doing some drawings so I thought I would turn those drawings into quilt blocks and present one each week for the month of April.
It's time for my favorite part of creating.... the stitching. I have to admit that I had intended to do quite a bit of stitching on this project but I was having some problems with tension on the sewing machine so I didn't get as much done as I wanted, but here's what I did....
Did you see how I changed my background piecing to drawing in black lines instead? If you missed my last post you can find it here: My last stitch Along post; in the meantime, here is a photo of where I'm currently at:
Are you ready to read the results of what transpired with my Challenge? As I mentioned yesterday, a new idea hit me as I was constructing the background. The construction lines I had put in for the background, reminded me of the lines on music sheets so....
This weekend's project took a lot longer than just one day! In fact, I think I will spread the construction over two posts as well, just because it is extra long. This ended up being quite a detailed background to construct.
I have to apologize for being a little late with the rules for this week. It's been a bit of a trying time these last couple of weeks, but being creative definitely helps. In any case, I realize last week that I had forgotten to add the background design in my creation so let's start by me showing you what I did.