Here is my progress on this block so far. I have the little Snow-people done.... tell me, do you think the adult is a mom or dad? or maybe an older brother or sister? It's hard to tell gender here ...
I decided to give this pattern a little Zzzzzing by doing the birds in red to honor my favorites, the Cardinals.
But I am not really happy with this red color. It's too drab - I need it to shine brightly in the background of all that blue and white. I used a turkey red thinking with the blue in it, it would play nicely with the blues. But maybe that's the problem, maybe it plays too nicely and just blends right in.
So I think I'm going to take it out and try a nice, bright Christmas red...
The spool of Sulky 12 wt is the turkey red I used on the current bird, and the DMC floss is what I am going to use next to see if I like it better. You can really see the difference in color and brightness with the two flosses side by side. Hopefully, this will brighten that little bird right up! I really like the Sulky one-ply threads, but I couldn't justify buying a new spool when I have this perfectly good skein of DMC already, and I don't need that much of it for the entire project.
This is what I have left of this block to do...
......hopefully by next week I'll finish it up and start a new block!
And I promised you some Stash Enhancement, didn't I?
Well, this week I have some FUN fabrics to show you!!! First, I stopped into a LQS (Lebanon Vac & Sew) to pick up some stabilizer for Genevieve's quilt, and Jan showed me this new fabric she had just gotten in....
|The background is a little off - this is a white fabric with black lettering and some grays|
Of course, I had to have a yard of it, although I have absolutely NO IDEA what I'm going to do with it! But, someday a project will present itself, and I just know this fabric will be the perfect solution for it :*D
|Selvedge info in case you want to try to find some for yourself. It really doesn't give a lot of info.....|
Then I spied a great sale at the Fat Quarter Shop advertised on Facebook one day for these fun fabrics - at 50% off!!! You all know my love of text fabrics and bright, fun designs, so I'm sure it's no surprise to anyone that these fabrics called my name - loudly!!! Half-yard pieces simply jumped into my basket....
|Won't this be a fun selvedge with the letters running down it?|
Makes me want to start another Selvedge Box right now!!!
Be sure to check in with Kathy's Quilts to see how others are Slow Stitching this Sunday, and with Judy's Patchwork Times to see how others are using their stash :*D
Today is the start of the Sunday Football season,
so you know where you'll find me this afternoon!!!
Hopefully our Carolina Panthers can put together a decent season.....
Hugs & Blessings!