|Grounds: Banana Yellow, Blue Dot and Orange
It found a Judy Rothermel blue dot on white ground.
I've enjoyed the variety working with all of the colors and fabrics.
You may have seen Karen's HERE.
I keep my blocks, finished and in process in a three ring binder.
Each acid free page saver (from office supply stores) holds a pattern and all three color ways of the blocks.
The binder easily tucks into my take along tote, ready for those found moments of stitching time.
In the front of the binder I added a three ring school pencil bag filled with bobbins of threads, travel scissors and needles. I also have an acid free 4" x 6" snap close container with larger supplies I can pop in my purse if I think I will be basting more prep on a longer trip.
Always good to be prepared!
The blocks easily store without wrinkles.
Supplies and the patterns are close at hand.
I chose a decorative binder so when it is closed on the coffee table at home it looks nice. More like a photo album...
This is flower 5, for month four - in upcoming months we have multiple flowers and the borders.
If you have not already joined, you can HERE. You can always count on the blocks being ready before the first of each month. It is fun to see those of you who are ready for the new blocks early! I know that feeling.
For European customers, you know from your invoice the digital tax is automatically added. For the rest of the world - tax is included in the $3USD price. So much configuration for a little home based business!!
I prefer back basting, and baste ahead as I prepare for car trips or plane travel.
I am able to baste sections of all the blocks. Some found time is best used on straight runs like stems. Other times I can do smaller pieces.
I baste with high contrast thread, so it's easy to see in all kinds of light.
Yes, I have had odd looks on flights, but mostly people are just curious.
I once sat by a man from Africa who was quite intrigued. After some discussion he then showed me phone pictures on the embroidered bed coverings his sister and mother make. Lovely hand work.
Have a great week, I hope you have some flowers in your stitching and/or garden!