Not a very successful month for me...only 2 and 3/4 blocks. (See previous posts having blue butterflies.)
Here's the work of last week. This is the 3/4 of a Snowflake block. Maybe I'll finish it today, but hubby is home and requires my attention.
(Patterns for butterflies and snowflakes are from 365 Foundation Piecing Blocks by Linda Causee. It was a wonderful Christmas gift from my sister, Barbara, in 2005. I've used it for all kinds of patterns, flowers, light houses, borders on an I Spy, birds, etc. It's a paper piecer's bible.)
Even though I love the book, I still have a pet peeve about some of the patterns. See that center "flower"? I'm leaving that open and going to cover it with a yoyo. That many points coming together would just be a mess. How come some designers don't understand this? I see the one in the book that is made of fabric has no seams there.
Enough complaining... I'm off to get ready for a late lunch out with my Beau.
Paper pieced about 10 years ago. This is part of the back of a baby quilt made for my Great Grand niece. (Sorry it is so out of focus...I took the picture as a reminder, not to be shown to anybody.)
And here is the front. My Grand niece was into raising and showing rabbits. (This is actually the second top I made. The first one showed pink from the backing through the rabbits. Now I would leave it, but then things had to be "perfect". I've since learned there is no such thing.)
I started this last year for my Sister-in-Law as a hostess gift for inviting us to Thanksgiving... It didn't get done. I made the 5 paper pieced Mimbulus Mimbletonias, but after that I was stumped as to what to do with them. What colors to use, what quilting to add, and quite afraid my skills wouldn't make a good enough product. I gathered up the blocks and fabrics and set it all aside. Tuesday I decided to finish it after remembering something my drawing teacher taught us... photographic renderings were for cameras. Art work is made by humans and while not perfect, brings more insight to the piece.
Here's the piece, a table runner.
These close-ups show the real colors. (The pattern comes from Fandom in Stitches the Harry Potter section. I've made many of them. It's a great houseplant - no watering, no sunshine required.)
The binding is red roses, and brings out the MM flowers. Hope she likes it.
So this is to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy Holiday of your choice.