One of the things I love how each bud looks different.
I did two stitches for each bud...first a straight stitch and then either a straight stitch or a ribbon stitch. I mainly used 4mm ribbon but some of the buds are done with 7mm. When I used 7mm I'd do one stitch-the blue bud below is one 7mm stitch.
I've decided on a piano key border and I've cut the fabrics already...it's pretty much used up my stash of batiks and I'm really glad. I'm going to try a microtex needle and see if the sewing goes more smoothly...batiks are so tight!
Andrea at The Train to Crazy is hosting The GREAT De-Stash Challenge...and I'm hesitatingly joining! LOL! Why hesitating...well its easy for me to join any scrap challenges but I think I've become a little afraid of some of the fabric in my closet...I've had them so long and loved them so well-do I have the courage to cut them up? What if I use them and then I see the perfect quilt to use them in-the quilt I've been saving them for-and they're all gone! I know, I know, how silly can I be--pretty silly I guess.
Beth at Love, Laugh, Quilt is hosting a striped fabric challenge and I'm joining in...I just love striped fabric and while I've used lots of homespun stripes I haven't used many bright and colorful ones and I have this wonderful pink striped fabric so that's it-the basis for my striped challenge. Now how to reconcile these two challenges will be the real challenge!
Kaaren at The Painted Quilt is starting a free Redwork BOM on June 20th. Do you love Raggety Anne and Andy? Find out all about this lovely BOM.