Lee's anniversary WIP brings back some great memories for me since joining this link-up. I probably found her as part of the SuperNova Quilt-a-Long that she hosted this spring. I LOVED the design and the format and getting to know so many people. My version is to the left, SuperNova-BlackHole. Read my written journey. One of her original linkup ladies was Becky of Becky's Blabber. Turns out she lives 1 hour from me. I've enjoyed meeting up with Becky on several occassions for some quilty chats. Thank you Lee for providing the opportunity to make friendships on our quilting journey.
I created these blocks as a sample for a guild presentation on using one-fabric designs. I used what I had (and that means lots of little pieces put together in the borders to make this work--wish I had found more when trying to put this together--just making the most of what I had) to make an exactly fitting table cloth for just the top of my table, so the idea of how you cut up the border prints and put them back together isn't fully executed (a much larger quilt gives it a better repeat of the blocks to really see how cool it can be), but hopefully you get the gist of it. I wanted the borders to be where placemats would go, so that the center of the piece is what you see on the table. Not sure why, but there you go. I chose a fun batik for the backside so I can use it too! ;-) Maybe more than the top! HA!
I'm still plugging away at the 'Oddie's Wild Nature' blocks. Here are some auditions for backgrounds on the bear catching salmon. I had posted some originally when joining WIP Wednesday, these are new. I've lost a fish, and think I might re-do them anyway in a different fabric and perhaps orient them in the other direction since they should be swimming upstream. I traced them incorrectly when I originally made them in the process of learning about fusible applique.
Note in this photo water flows to the left and the lighter fabric at the bottom almost makes it look like the bear is standing at the top of a waterfall, but the perspective of the water behind him doesn't seem right.