Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Quilty Post!

A quilty post!

Erin Russek has a "Mimi's Bloomer's" BOM that she started at the first of the year.  I gave up on "My Tweets" as I misunderstood some of the directions and really didn't feel like redoing some blocks.

I purchased a bright kind fabric fat quarter bundle from Moda called what looks like "Happy!" from the selvage last year and finally found a use for it with this project.  This is the first time I've used bright cheery colors, but I'm liking it so far.

I used my Cricut to cut out templates and later realized I didn't use the mylar that you can iron on.  Oh well.  But the five blocks I've done are perfectly cut out except for the circles.  The Cricut can't cut circles to save it's life.

Block 1:
My back finally gave out after doing this much yesterday and the colors are much brighter than my camera gives off.  I just need to purchase some white fabric for the background and see if I'm up to hand appliqué for this project.  If not, I'll just do a straight stitch with cotton or rayon fabric around the edges.  Rayon thread would really make this quilt pop with color.


Barb said...

Wonderful fabrics and I love love the block you are doing.

Linda said...

I love bright colors! I would be tempted to try it against a dark gray to see what it looked like. Sometimes the darker colors make the brights REALLY pop!

Lizards aren't cuddly said...

I am doing this one too! I did my tweets hand applique, but this one i am doing machine, just don't have the time. Have fun with the bright colours, they are my fav to work with