This is our new Magic 3D Block. Lynn from our Sewing Department made the sample.
I guess the original toy was made for children, but it seems that children of all ages enjoy playing with this fabric version! We used the bright rainbow fabric that comes in the kit. Instructions are included for using special fabrics, so full pictures show as the block is manipulated.
On the home front, I had another “Staycation” when my husband went with Cathy to the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show in California!
So I finally started quilting my Stacked Quilt from Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, (A18230). Angela Walters did the quilting in the book, and she did another version she showed on her blog. I’m doing a combination of Angela’s designs from her book, Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters, (A17336). I’m calling mine “My Journey through Bali.” Hopefully I’ll show you the completed quilt soon!
I like to have at least two projects going at once so whenever there’s time, I have something I feel like working on. Now I have the quilting and my Mystery Club quilt, but I’ve added a new one! I’m making the Bali Bed Runner, (A12347). I love paper piecing, and especially Judy Niemeyer’s designs, which this is. We’re putting together a pack for it, because it uses 60 different Bali fabrics! Not too many people are brave enough to pick that many fabrics. (Including me- I had “my Cathys” do it and I tweaked their selection.)
If I always have this much help, it’ll take a little longer! Lacy has her own spot by the machine, but she always prefers to have a bigger role in things if she can.
Something really useful in deciding fabrics for a project is the Quilt and Print Viewer, (29894). I’m using it to determine the order for the rings in the Bali Bed Runner. When you look at your fabric with it, you can see value (lights and darks) and you can also see your quilt when you put the blocks on a design wall or on the floor, before sewing them together.
Until next time…
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