First, I finished the new Blockhead block of the week. I love seeing the different variations that each designer makes for each week's block. Further, there are different color variations and tips and tricks.
I have improved my piecing skills as each block is only 6 inches finished.
Also shown is last week's block:
We now have 23 weeks completed and 25 to go.
The next project I started began as a challenge for a small quilt bee We were to dye or alter the fabric...no embellishment. One person used paints with a fabric medium added and shaped sponges. Another used Shiva paint sticks. One I was interested in was using Sharpies on fabric and then adding rubbing alcohol which gave it a tie dye look.
My inspiration was this pattern I have had for at least 10 years.
I then got out my box of 100 crayons from when my kids were young, traced the oak leaves, searched images online, and then began coloring away. Afterward, I turned in upside down on muslin with newspaper as an added shield below it. I ironed the crayon into the fabric.
I additionally, added more color blending and adding a darker shade overall, ironing again until I was satisfied with my leaves.
Lastly, I began embroidering with a backstitch to highlight the veins and outlines. Now to complete the rest of the designs.