Space Invaders that mindless game that stole many hours from me. I loved this game and played it incessantly when I had time to fill, in a place I didn't want to be.
Paul wondered why I was so good at it when we met :-)
As they say another day another colour change. I have decided that perhaps my problem lies in the middle of my block so am trying some new middles.
Hey I have already redone both the first blue and first brown border three times so it's time to try changing the middle. Boy am I glad this is only a miniature!
Anyway which one do you prefer?
In real life they look quite different to this digital image but sorry that is all you will see as even if you lived nearby the chances are quite high that I will have changed it before you could drive over to have a real look :)
|Just thought I would show you how HUGE the Mary Prince blocks are :0|
Wouldn't you like to make one or two. Very cheap in fabric. A 4 3/4in x 7 1/2in rectangle of fabric fits 42 hexagons. How do I know this? Simple because rather than using English Paper Piecing, which btw is now known as mosaic quilting/piecing, anyway rather than using that I'm sewing Mary Prince the old fashioned way of sewing along the seam line.
Making it modern rather than drawing my own sewing lines on I'm printing them.
|It is really easy. Once you have the file all you need to do is iron your fabric SECURELY onto a piece of freezer paper then send it through your printer and viola you have a piece of fabric with both the sewing and cutting lines already drawn on them. A lot faster than either EPP or drawing on your lines the old fashioned way.|
Now all I need is a quick way to sew them together :)
Didn't you enjoy the hours you passed as a child making and throwing paper planes?
Ribbons again...sorry if you didn't enjoy them as much as I did. Actually I'm surprised how many of the block names have ribbon in them
Ouch! You have to admit the design looks just like someone or something being jabbed.
I think it was the swirling in the background that made my head go round on Psychedelic Swirl.
Good Morning was the very first block I made for Raconteur and of course you can guess when it was made :)
I know it isn't a Bali type print but the design does suggest Balinese fabric to me at least.
Well those tiny triangles surrounding the central star definitely look Too Tight if you ask me, and it was tight sewing them in.