|Four blocks from 'Cosy Afternoon' BOM 2015|
As with the previous BOM the Center of each block can be completed with appliqué, embroidery or just a feature fabric. I have again elected to embroider the centres, as I did with 'A Cosy Afternoon ' .
For me the hardest part of any new project is choosing the fabrics. I often think it takes me longer to decide on fabrics and colours than it takes me to make the project!! Perhaps it didn't take me quite so long this time as I was restricted by the fabric available for me to choose from-- remember we were still away from home when the first block was released in June and my "travelling " stash was somewhat smaller than my "at home" stash!!!!
However, I ended up with TWO colourway choices.
Some of these fabrics were in the 'bonus' box of fabrics Miss Carmel was kind enough to give me in May, and some I purchased whilst on our travels. So what do you think about the choices? Might have to make TWO projects!!!!
I have actually completed TWO embroideries for Block 1. Why? Well, the first one I worked on white fabric but when I placed it against the other fabrics I had chosen to complete the block I thought it looked too stark. So I started again and this time I used a cream background. Much happier with that!
|Embroidery on white|
|Embroidery on cream|
|Cushion cover front|
Time and effort was not wasted as the offensive white block has been "recycled" into a dazzling cushion cover front. Voila-- nothing wasted in this 'Woman's Cave'.
Here are the steps in making Block 1 and the finished Block.
|Making the snowball block|
|Completed snowball block|
|Making the 1/4 square triangles|
|Joined 1/4 square elements|
|White centre trial - too stark|
|Cream centre trial - much better|
|And the finished Block|
If you like my version of Block 1, and you are interested in participating in this free online BOM, you can still join the group at this website-- http://jacquelynnesteves.com/
Next post I'll bring you an update on my progress with those PiPs from DD3 and Drawer 6 as well as the additions to my Xmas gift box.
Until then --
Hugs - and - Happy stitching!