I thought I could stop with having made just one of the Colonial Garden blocks, and had great plans to turn that block into the cover of a stitching book. But as I had fussy cut/printed the kites used for the centre, and there were 11 more of those centres to be made, I couldn’t resist. Because the fussy cutting/printing turns out some amazing blocks.
The centre of that first block is a little more subtle at showing the results of the fussy cutting/printing.
This one shows it more.
As does this.
And this. And there are more to come. I’m hand piecing them just because it’s so much fun watching them come together in my hands.
All from this fabric that has been in my stash for what seems like next to forever. It has a perfect 12″ repeat and I had just enough yardage to get eight repeats out of it for the kites used in the blocks. I’ve auditioned this fabric for fussy cutting/printing many times but nothing has worked as well as this shape did.
And now I’m going to be playing with some setting ideas for them. It’s going to be a wallhanging or table topper. As much as I wanted to stay on track making the sunflowers, there’s no way I could resist the shapes I had already printed. It’s always a fun surprise when they’re finally sewn together.
I don’t seem to be able to resist anything that involves fussy cutting/printing. It’s so easy with Inklingo. No fuss, no waste. Just quickly print eight identical sheets and then it’s play time. It certainly makes me look at fabric in a totally different way.
It has been cold and snowing and just more and more winter. And it seems like a long one this year … again. Whatever happened to a January thaw? We used to almost always get those. Not this year. Not last year. Would it be too much to ask for a February thaw? Or an early spring?
“Ready for Spring Training”
Jake finds cozy spots and companions for his naps.
While Baxter keeps his eye on everything that might be happening.