So being spring we are of course deep into our Chrismas 2013 crafts, here is a sneak peek:
The Craftsy 2013 Block of the Month Club was an interesting challenge this month. This is the "Economy Block". I added a few extra pieces to the design and had some fun my newly learnt skill of 'partial seams' (we learnt last month) in the center of the design:
I really like how the instructor provided a blue print of the quilt - it helps so much in working out the colour scheme!
Amy's Sugar Block Club was also another fun challenge this month. I love playing around with her blocks and coming up with several variations on the blocks. This is the "Forget-Me-Not Block":
This is what I have so far with the bright fabrics (I haven't decided what I'm going to be doing with the denim and plaid fabrics yet):
The wall hanging I'm working on of my father is going well so far:
There is still lot of work that needs to be done - mainly shading. I had tried dying some of the pink and orange curtain fabric behind him with the hopes of incorporating it into the pattern, but after experimenting with tea and coffee dying, I just could not find the right hues. I did end up dyeing some white fabric with tea and came out with his tanned skin tone - I was very pleased with that result. So I'm looking into tinting the areas that need shadow with a brown wash fabric paint. I'll do some samples of course and see how that goes. What I REALLY like about this wall hanging so far is this area:
I think I'm going to put it away for a month or so and let it marinate. Besides there is a garden to do and Glen is already bugging me about getting more Christmas craft stuff for him to do.