I joined Diane’s Selvage Block-A-Long Flickr group some time ago, but didn’t have anything to show
off for it. Now I finally have this lovely burst of orange. I used Poppyprint’s tutorial, figuring “Why reinvent the wheel and make my own?” as hers was perfectly lovely.
I did draw two more lines on either side of the middle diagonal, and it did help keep me on track (try not to find where I went haywire).
And I found that using pins was also helpful to keep the selvages from shifting. I use vellum paper, still leftover from Come-A-Round’s marathon of paper piecing a couple of years back, gluing on a side strip to widen the 8 1/2″ to 10,” making it all nice and square. True Confession: I didn’t have this many orange selvages in my pile, so YES, I did head to the stash, pulling and cutting to make more. If you cut them with at least one inch ABOVE the white selvage line, you’ll be a happier piecer.
I also had chance to finish up the February Block for the Always Bee Learning Bee. She meant to send out the fabric several times, but her family has had a bad winter of flu and yuck, so we received it last week, and I got it out the door today. I’m not making progress on my List of Goals, instead, I write the new project on, then cross it off. Is that cheating?
Here’s one that was written on recently: Rainbow Petals. I went and found all the greens I could in my LQS, cut and shaped petals and stuck them on. Which one would you choose?
Right. Me neither. So I went back to my stash and tried to find colored petals that would be slightly darker, yet a blend of the two adjacent petals. I had some successes, but going around to fabric stores to find just the right color may take a while. Better move this one off the First Quarter Goal Sheet and on to the second. And really, since it is the 10th already, there may be a few more projects moving forward, given that Spring Break is coming up, I might have visitors, and that the essay on Short Stories is coming in on Thursday.
Right. I knew that.