I have returned.
My blog friend Amy is having a cool contest called “Texting While Sewing” and I’m squeaking in at the veeeerrry last minute with this wee quilt block I designed. The goal of the contest is, in Amy’s words, to use text fabric creatively in a 12″ quilt block. This idea sounded like such a hoot to me, I could NOT not take part. My only issue? I didn’t own a single stitch of texted fabric. This meant of course that I HAD to go out shopping. Woe is me, eh?
Despite the apparent popularity of texted fabrics (and there are some really beautiful ones out there) my little hick town fabric stores are mostly allergic to them from what I can gather. Hrmph. Among the stores I travelled to, I found a grand total of four texted fabrics. Four! And two of those were too ugly for words. No pun. Anyway, so I bought the other two.
Truth: You know your life is pretty darn sweet when all you’re complaining about is the lack of texted fabric.
So here’s my block. I call it The Flock Block. See? It is puzzle of pieced birds with some playful word embroidery for good measure. The birdies fly blissfully round and round one another. An ornithological merry-go-round, if you will.
I still have some work to do on the design. However my hope is to, one day, make it available as a pattern in the shop. I’m thinking it would be cute in a baby quilt and all solid colours… Comments, suggestions?