Just a post to keep everyone on their toes and to welcome some new ladies to the CWBQ blog. Ann from 'Anns Quilting Journey' has joined us this week. There is another little story to Ann joining the blog. You know I live in rural Victoria (Australia), well Ann lives about an hour and a half from me and yesterday we met up at 'Threadbear' in Castlemaine, Ann bought the pattern and some fabric for the applique and I added to my stash of greens. Then we went off ~ with her lovely daughter Hannah ~ and had a coffee and got to know one another. Just another little coincidence ~ my husband and hers work in the same place and more than likely know one another???? It was lovely to meet you Ann.
Also joining us this week is Christine (a friend of Lurlines) from 'Once upon a Quilt', Christine will be posting later today she says, looking forward to that.
There are a couple more ladies from the U.S. that are still organising fabric, patterns etc, so hopefully it won't be too long before we hear from them too.
Ok, so this is block 2. I haven't got too far on it, but I did want to ask ~ does anyone else use wash away pen? I wasn't happy with the pencil marks on the background of block 1 so this time I thought I would try the blue wash away.
It seems to have worked for me, I'm finding it easier to stitch following the blue lines. Actually, I'm quite pleased with these, my stitching is sooooo much better. So much so that I'm happy to show close ups, lol. And these are the little rolls of greens that I picked up yesterday, well, one isn't that green is it? But I liked it anyway. I want to have lots of different greens, there are so many leaves and stems on this quilt, I don't want them all to have the same tones.
That's it for me today, don't forget to post about your progress, fabric choices, hints, tips and just to say that you're still stitching.....................