Sunday, June 2, 2013
Anna Maria Horner’s Feather Block
June, my favourite month of the year, and it just so happens to be my birthday this month!
It is also my month in the Stars in their Eyes Bee, so I will no doubt be stalking the postie (Mail person) for Bee Blocks.
So while I am waiting to receive some gorgeous Union Jack Blocks from my hive friends, I thought I would have a go at next months block (July) which is Linda's month. She requested the gorgeous AMH Feather Blocks (now why didn’t I think of that). When I first saw that she had chosen them as her block for the month, I was a little nervous about making them. I have long admired all the blocks I have seen in blog land, but did not think I would ever make them. But I can now say I am so glad Linda chose this as her block. It meant I had to attempt to do them. They are much easier to make than I thought they would be.
These blocks are great for using up your scraps of fabric and I had a lot of fun deciding what to use.
You can find a link to a PDF Pattern that is free here
Linda chose Fall colors, including bits of turquoise, plum, chartreuse and magenta along with the usual orange, brown, gold, and red. Background: gray in medium to dark values, or black.
As you can see I went with a grey background, which I think is perfect for this block. It really makes the colours stand out.
I think I got a little carried away doing a photo shoot!