|The kids are back in school and we are settling into a new routine. I am plugging away on my fairy tale quilt and have finished all the "story" blocks and am working on some "book" blocks. Hansel and Gretel's candy house was made by Marieka. When it arrived the girls thought it looked so yummy they wanted to eat it. They can spot a bee block envelope now and are just as excited as I am to open it!|
|Here is Jack climbing up the beanstalk. He was a fun block to put together and I think was the quickest bock I made. Jack and the Beanstalk is a favorite story around here.|
I had a hard time choosing colors for Snow White. I had just ordered the pretty Japanese floral from Alyce and it was blue so that was where I started. Kristy had pointed out the Snow White text print so I wanted to work some of that in too. I will be sashing using a text print so I didn't want to use the Snow White text for the shutters or cottage so it had to go behind her which washes out her flesh toned face and hands. I am wondering if a little hand stitching around her face and hands might pop them out a bit. If it doesn't I can always tear out the stitches. Then I embroidered some flowers in the planter below her and the apple stem. It is a bit of a dark block with all the brown but she seems to mix with the other blocks just fine.
|I remade these 2 blocks after I talked to Karen. I had used StazOn ink on the first set of blocks because it is a permanent ink but I didn't think about whether or not it was archival safe. After consulting Google I found out it is possible this ink may break down the fabric fiber. I don't want this quilt to end up with holes in it at some point in the future so I have remade them and am only using fabric safe ink on them this round as remaking what I have already done is not a favorite thing to do, but holey quilts are not my favorite either :).|
|I used a little gold fabric paint and am currently working on the embroidery then I will do a little stamping. Every block pattern in todays post was drawn up by the fabulous Kristy to whom I will always be indebted!! Happy Wednesday!! Have fun checking out all the other works-in-progress over at Freshly Pieced.|