I joined a new virtual quilting bee for 2011 called One Block Over. Michelle has the month of February and chose these beautiful prints and a scrappy block to use them on.
Using the strips that she mailed us and squares of muslin, we were to create four foundation blocks, and then join them to make a large 18.5 inch square. The center of the big block was purposely left with just the muslin foundation, onto which we were to raw edge applique the main featured fabric. What fascinating and imaginative fabric this is!
Here is the tutorial for making this fun block if you'd like to make one for yourself.
Michelle thought it would look nice if we used some pretty stitching for the applique. Admittedly, I had to dust off the fancy stitch button on my Bernina as it is a little neglected! Somehow, I have amassed quite a collection of purple thread. Weird, because I seldom even buy purple fabric. The spools were all waving their hands and shouting "Choose me!"
The one named Violet got to come out and play!
Okay, so now that I have actually touched these pretties and they have tempted me thoroughly, I'm going to be wanting to add a few to my stash.
One of the benefits of joining a quilting bee is getting to play with fabrics that we might not own ourselves.