Today was pass off day for the round robins. Some of these are turning out quite well. My friends in my group keep telling me that mine is wonderful and I will be quite pleased with it. That is reassuring. Even better, the girl who has it now knows exactly how much I dislike the black rounds I have been getting and she passes to the "perpetrator".
So I am sorry to say that I am again looking at a dark fabric again for this round----can you hear the groaning??
A shopping trip is definitely in order since the only oriental appearing fabric I own is also in the offending color---not a good choice. The next round "rule" is 2 inch finished, any technique, your choice. What the heck fits in that small space??
I have a question for the appliquers out there--I am half considering using an appliqued dogtooth or sawtooth border. No, I am not crazy about applique but I am thinking about this as an option. I believe Elly Sienkiewicz has used this technique--similiar to a prairie point in that you use a strip, cut it at intervals, fold it to form a triangle and then applique it to the base. My question then is which of her books might this be in. I own only her Dimensional Applique book and it is not in there. I believe what put this idea in my head is something I was looking at while surfing, who knows where, in the past few days. Naturally, it is not bookmarked. I don't keep stuff in history long so looking back on the computer won't do the job. I might consider hunting down whatever book it is on amazon used books IF I had a clue which one has it. I thank you!
Had lunch out with a couple of my quilting friends and the day is getting away from me. No cooking tonight with last nights casserole available for leftovers. We walked this morning before I had to go for the hand off--what a blessing that we have had cooler and slightly less sticky mornings for exercise. DJ took advantage of the morning shade to cut back some of bushes out front that have gone bonkers and are obscuring the front of the house.
Hope you all are having a good weekend----