This must be the year for gorgeous BOM's. Check out Esther's Blog and see her stunning block. I downloaded the PDF file and will save it for later.
My fabric came in on Monday:
The index card is all the fabrics w/names in Hoffman's "Shaved Ice" collection. I'm using some of them for "My Tweets" and having a name with the fabric color makes for much easier ordering. I needed Dragonfly, Blue Jay and Cornflower. The green fabric was a gift from the store. How nice to get an extra!
I've run into a design problem with "My Tweets". I'm not sure I want to satin stitch around all the pieces. A simple small zig zag stitch looked terrible and I don't want the look of a blanket stitch. It's too "country" looking for me.
Truthfully; I should a) fold the edges under or b) back baste and applique by hand to get the look I want. Now that I have the color scheme I want, maybe I should start over. I'm obsessing too much with this quilt.
If you own a Janome 7700 there is a built in stitch that does invisible applique, number 51, that gives the Harriet Hargrave look to machine quilting. I tried it with invisible and regular thread and if you like that look, it works. No fiddling around with settings.