>> Tuesday, November 24, 2015
I've been wanting to make something with selvages again for awhile. Does this like it could be trees with snow on them?
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I have them sorted and stashed in these orange shoe boxes waiting.
I took the plunge! The temptation was too great :)
November Aurifil Block of the Month by Bonnie Christine - click here to the interview with Pat Sloan . Scroll down and you'll find the link to download the pdf.
This time I sewed the selvages to the wrong side of a print in my stash that was having a hard time finding a happy home.
These trees are quite detailed! I would never have drawn trees like this myself to use as applique motifs.
It was a little tricky to cut out the trees with *big scissors* as the fabric was thicker than a single layer of cotton.
But totally worth it!
Then I auditioned fabrics for the background. I
Then I tried this light pink solid. I am feeling the urge to play with this colour more. We'll see what the new year brings ;)
Anyway, the trees seem okay on this, but it's not quite *me*. Maybe too much pink for me still.
I like this! Maybe because I recently finished a quilt with this brown for the background and it feels comfortable to me. It also helps to ground the trees - I didn't like how they floated on the pink.
The original pattern doesn't include the numbers, by the way. I had some selvage fabric left when I cut out the trees and wanted to use it all up ;)
By the time I finished this mini we did have a little bit of snow. Perfect for taking a photo on! And the pink did make it into this quilt as the binding - maybe a little wide, but I like it.
Now to find it a home in my house!
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