YAY! My stargazers bloomed!!! It's the first time it's had more than one flower and I'm stoked!
So... did you hear? There is a new Modern Quilt Guild Challenge... and I really want to create special for it. To do that, I need a plan... which starts with ideas. Hence contemplation. The theme is "find your own voice" I think it's a hard theme only because judging will become personal. Based on that, I really want it to shine with ME... but I'm not all too shiny. This is what makes it a challenge!
I was able to sew with some friends the other day and worked on this block idea:
The first time through, I royally messed up my pattern. Luckily, since there were other quilters around, I got some fantastic tips. The most important one was to make design lines on my pattern so I can split it into sections and more easily piece it together. You'd think I would have known that already... but I've always been the "let's just do it and see what happens" non-planning type. This is how that turned out:
I also learned how to make a really nice pillowcase, and sew a "set-in" circle... as well as how to brown some butter. It's all a learning curve... and I love it! I'm still not sure what my entry for the MQG challenge will be, but it will be new to me ~ so I'll learn even more.
Oh... and I finished my chicken pillow ~ cute huh? If you didn't know... I'm a BIG chicken fan, and I adore my new pillow. I even got to use some of my special yellow chickens that I got from a good friend, so that makes it extra special :)