I have stopped short of bringing my machine to the hotel room, but I did collect a few rulers, my mat, rotary cutter, sewing scissors, pencil and newly arrived box from FQS last night. Inside the box was my Fat 8th bundle of La Belle Fleur. I normally perch my new bundles on my cutting table and stare at them for a few weeks at least … but I don’t have time for that nonsense now. This is probably the hardest part:
Taking off that perfectly tied and pressed twill tape from MODA. **sigh** However, that almost ensures I will get started on this project and make it to the end. I have a tough time cutting into my new fabric – but I have jumped that hurdle already.
Since I don’t have my machine with me, I at least cut out the pieces needed for the first block of the Blogger Girl’s BOM. I still need to cut the pieces for the alternate block (same pattern, different fabrics/values in the positions). Will plan to do that tonight. Here’s my first block – dry fit for display:
I LOVE the French General colors! And this collection has the perfect background fabric for the project. I will need to order about 4 more yards of it to cover all the blocks and sashing, so I partially decided on this collection because of this background. The only thing I might, MIGHT, add is some fabric that has black in it. It would really add some interest I think. We’ll see. Maybe in the corner stones of the sashing units. I can probably find a French General fabric that would fit that bill.
Here are the fabric selections I haven’t used yet.
Definitely pulling in some of those blues into this next block. Maybe every block will have red, and alternatively switch between green and blue. I’ll try a few and see how they mesh together.
Hopeful that we will be moved back home tomorrow. They tore up the kitchen floor today, finishing up the demo. Although I would rather wait until I can cook at home before we go back – I’m getting really homesick…
Have a great Thursday!!