Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sneak Peek-- Black White and Bright

This morning I have been working on some patterns for the upcoming Saturday Surprise Sampler Blocks that we run at the store each year.  
This is a sneak peek at what's to come!
(sorry for the blur factor, it wasn't intentional)
 As you have noticed by now, the color scheme is "Black, White and Bright".
In working with the fabrics, I have started to group them into sets,
1. black, and black on black....
 2. White, with black prints
 3. Black, with white prints
4. Accents-- the brights, these are intense brightly colored monotone fabrics, which I haven't taken a photo of... .
the idea of the accent is that there will be a little bit of a bright color in each block.
(One thing that you can do is that if you want your accent to be the same in each block, you could just get a meter of some bright fabric that you love and substitute it in each block for the accent, and save all the varied bright pieces to use for some other project)

The first block is available on Saturday September 8th, which is fast approaching! 
This year it also co-insides with the Show and Tell of last years blocks!  Be sure to mark that on your calendar!  We will start the Show and Tell at 10 a.m. sharp!  (Don't worry, we will have coffee and refreshments if that is early for you,     and even if it's not)
If you bring your project from last year to show, then you will get the first block kit free that day!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Some summer stitching

I've been telling people that I haven't blogged much lately because I haven't been sewing anything and therefore haven't had anything to say. That's mostly true but I did sew up a quilt top lately made out of strips sewn on to a fabric foundation. It is a sew and flip technique
I thought it would be nice to have a little gray border around the edge but I think this grey is a little too dark. I will have to wait until we get more of the lighter grey in but it's been backordered, alas.
I also tried a bit of crochet the other day with this fat grey wool yarn. I'm not topside where I'm going with it whether it will be a chunky little blanket or maybe a felted throw rug....
I justcame upon this amazing use of cross stitch, it is a scene capture so the URL where i got it is at the top of the photo.
Hope you have a great weekend!

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