|Tentative plans for January block|
|Blue snowflakes on right. Left prepped for white snowflakes.|
This morning, I completed the blue snowflakes; then, I stitched the same snowflakes on the left-side of the block, using DMC rayon floss #35200 (white).
After that, I used rick rack for the very first time. My mom was so excited about my crazy quilt project and so incredibly sweet, that she encouraged me to come over and take a look at her stash of buttons, lace, ribbon and rick rack. I chose a dark blue rick rack with thoughts of this project. After looking at several photos to see how others had attached rick rack to their blocks, I decided to use a metallic silver thread to make a zig-zag chain stitch to hold it down. This created the "frame" for the center area of the block. Eventually, I will add buttons to the corners to hide the cut edges of the rick rack.
I really should have headed to bed after that. To be totally honest, I have been pretty grumpy all day. My husband was incredibly understanding and supportive with my unsuccessful attempts to cheer up after he made it home from work. Later in the evening, I finally pulled out my block to show him the day's progress and my husband began to laugh and shake his head. One minute into crazy quilt discussions, and I was suddenly cheerful and excited. So... I decided to stay up a bit and indulge with something I enjoy.
|The stars sparkle in the light, almost like snowflakes.|
|January block after 2 days of stitching.|
I wish you all a very happy 4th of July!
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