Last week I received happy mail from the USA. I had won a FQ bundle of Amy Butler’s new collection DreamWeaver.
Free Spirit Fabrics had held a give away on Instagram a week before and my name was randomly drawn. My quilty friend Annett from the F2F group had tagged me first so I would be eligible to win and I put her name in the pot too. Sadly she didn’t win anything, so I told her that I would make her a mini in return.
But let’s drool over the AmyButler collection first!
I think this flower on mustard is my favorite.
Back to Annett’s mini…
She told me she would love turquoise as the main color. I can do that! 🙂
I dug through my other Amy Butler fabrics to see which ones would work with turquoise and I found the most perfect ones! I selected my newest paper piecing pattern Humming.
I played around with the units of the Humming block and couldn’t make up my mind.
I asked Annett and the rest of IG which one they preferred. Annett chose the top left layout. The block was 16″ before adding a thin white border. I added a wider border of the large-scale floral which tied the colors together.
I did run into some problems half through the piecing, due to the printer paper I had used. When removing the paper for the block I must have left small pieces of the paper behind. When I wetted the fabric the remove some lines I had drawn on with one of those blue pens, the printer ink on those teeny tiny pieces of paper left big black STAINS!!! I have never had this happen. I tried to remove the stains with gentle soap but they would not budge. I finally decided to take the units apart and redo some of the pieces of fabric.
After I had removed, repaired and resewn the blocks…. there were more NEW STAINS….
Oh my *(&#*$^!
No, I didn’t take it al apart again. The stains are there and there to stay.
Here are some plans for the FMQ on this block. I drew on a large piece of plastic on top of the block.
I decided on a mix of these two. Here is a sneak peek….
Hugs to you all!
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