The April block was for Kate from Smiles From Kate. Her blocks were gnomes and trees and they were made with a method I hadn't tried before. I have to admit, I was really intimidated for some strange reason. They didn't seem hard, on the contrary, they were blocks with a lot of forgiveness and leniency built in. I guess it was just where I was emotionally and mentally that made me so scared to start them. I did talk with her and get permission to take my time with them. I didn't want to make blocks that I wasn't happy with or enjoying, so that is what I did. I took my time.
I think I have mentioned it before, but I have a serious lack of low volume fabric in my stash. I think I will have to keep a look out for some good pieces the next time I hit up the fabric store. I did have some light greys on hand, and she mentioned grey in her colors so I went with it. If it is not Ok, I am hoping she will tell me so I can make another block *hint hint Kate*
I guess that is what doing a Bee is all about. Stepping outside your norm and trying new things. New methods, new colors, new styles, new deadlines. Hahaha. I don't have my turn until September, but I think I already know what I am going to do. I'll have to get that ready WAY ahead of time so I don't have to stress about it.
On an entirely different topic. I have been struggling with my batting lately. I have always used Warm and Natural cotton batting. The last two quilts I have made have dark colored solids and they are picking up every single loose fiber there is. It is so hard to clean up after. Or take decent photos of for that matter. Does anyone else have this problem? How do you handle it? What is your go-to batting?
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