By the skin of my teeth I have achieved my July goal which was to pull fabrics and complete one block for the Summer Sampler ...... I am linking up over at Red Letter Quilts as a finish!
I know, I know Block 12 is being released tomorrow but I had so much trouble deciding on fabrics.
I finally made a selection:
The solids are Kona Cotton from a FQ bundle I won from Sew Fresh Quilts at the end of last year - it feels great to be cutting into them at last! The prints are all Art Gallery Fabrics (apart from the bottom orange which may not make it in) that I got at the CHSI show at the NEC earlier this year. The background is Kona Silver.
And the all important block:
This was Block 10 and is called Parallel Block. It is a paper pieced block designed by Holly deGroot of Bijou Lovely Designs. It was a really nice block to make and shortening my stitch length down to 1.5 really helped the paper rip easily and cleanly when it came round to that. It's not a true reflection of the colour because it's dark here and it was taken under strip lighting. I love the nice clean lines of this, unlike my studio table at the end!!
So, goal achieved for July but I really need to get on with this now. I am going to try to do each week's block + a catch up block - maybe that should be by OMG for August! x