For the life of me I can't get a good picture - you'll have to trust me that the fabrics go together a lot better in real life, lol!
I will admit that this block almost did me in. Keep in mind, I am NOT a piecer - most of my stuff is either embroidery or applique. When I piece, everything is wonky, and that's usually the look I'm going for. Having said that, here we go -
I followed Jacquelynne's tutorial for making hst's, I normally make them differently. This was fine, although I had trouble marking on darker fabrics - I ended up using a regular pencil instead of all of my specialty markers, it just worked better.
So far so good. However, trimming the hourglass hst's was beyond me. I ended up just shaving off wherever - the bottom and one side. I did follow Jacquelynne's tutorial, but I'm piecing challenged, lol! Making the block wasn't hard, but the trimming was. It's quite possible there was insufficient coffee.
And you know what? I'm fine with it. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out -
No, it's not perfect, but I don't do perfect. I finished the block with strips around it in a log cabin style, as I'm making a table runner instead of a wall hanging.
The embroidery was done with two strands of floss and backstitch and French knots. Nothing fancy here.
And now - on to the giveaway! The prize this month is an Aurifil Designer Thread Box, value $50!
This giveaway is open to all. You have until September 8th, Sunday, to leave me a comment on this post to be entered. PLEASE leave your email address! I had so many folks who didn't last time, and I couldn't enter you in the giveaway, nor get in touch with you to let you know.
Now - you have more than one way to enter - there's other blogs to visit! Leave a comment on each one for extra entries!
Also, if you haven't already, you can join Jacquelynne's facebook group to show off your blocks and enjoy the companionship of really wonderful quilters!
Good luck in the giveaways, I'll see you soon -