When I saw this stunning quilt in the doll quilt swap over on Flickr, I bought the book and decided to give the technique a try. Lucinda had asked for a block representing "spring" in one of the bees I'm in, Ringo Pie. I found a picture on line of a daffodil head, started from there and drew a daffodil complete with stalk and leaves and then added in broken bits to give the impression of a stained glass window.
Once I had the drawing on paper, I re-drew it so that each line was approximately 1/4" wide. I then traced each shape onto Steam-a-seam and fused each piece of fabric onto a 10" square of Kona charcoal. I need to decide how to finish the block now. My options are (i) straight line or blanket stitching in invisible thread; (ii) the same in yellow, green and grey thread; (ii) the same in charcoal thread. And thoughts anyone?
And can I just make one suggestion to any of you who comment on blogs but wonder why you never get any replies to your comments. I reply to (almost) all comments although I don't try to keep up with comments on a giveaway. But I have noticed, particularly in the last few weeks, more and more comments that I can't reply to because there is no linked email account. These come up on my screen as "no reply comment blogger". So, if you have a blogger account and would like to receive replies to your comments on blogger blogs, you need to edit your profile and here is how you do it:
1. Click "Design" in the top right hand corner of your blog.
2, Click "Dashboard" in the top right hand corner of the screen.
3. Click "Edit Profile"which is next to your icon.
4. In the "privacy" section, make sure that you have ticked the box marked "show my email address".5. In the "Identity" section, make sure you have your email address listed there. If you are concerned about privacy, you can always create a new email address just for blogging.
6. Click "save profile" at the bottom of the screen and hopefully you will start getting replies to some of your comments.