Firstly, here's this week's block for the sampler quilt SAL.
Splendid Sampler 2 - Around Four Corners by Rachaeldaisy.
This one was easier to execute than it first looks.
The first hurdle I have to jump over is choosing the right combination of fabrics. As I'm going all out scrappy with this one I haven't got a dedicated matching set of designer fabrics to fall back on. But being scrappy doesn't mean I can just use the first thing I pull out of the scrap basket. They have to go together. I decided I wanted a dark background for this block and then chose four different spotty fabrics for the circles. I actually cut them out and made up one circle, but when I put it on the background block it just looked too busy, and the circle was indistinct. I knew it wasn't going to work with four differenet patterns. The background was already patterned so it needed plains to stand out. I chose the four colours that are in the flower motif, and luckily, I happened to have pieces of each of the colours.
I used my Kay Buckby Perfect Circles to make the circles and am very pleased at how smooth and round they are. I appliqued them onto the backing square with invisible thread.
Time to make: 4 hours No. of pieces: 17
I've now made nine blocks for ths quilt. This last block really stands out from the others as it has a dark backgound. I shall have to make sure that I include others with darker colours in them so that they blend in with all the others.
I've also finished the embroidery part of a bag I want to make. It is the Blue Butterfly Bag by Gail Pan. I took it away on holiday with me and made a start on it but didn't get as much done as I thought I might. This panel will make three of the blocks in the patchwork design.
I've sent away for a few supplies that I need to make the bag so will get on with other projects while I'm waiting for them.