Dear Party in the Garden Followers,
What's this you say? Well, some of you have signed up for the Party in the Garden block of the month program through In Between Stitches. The first month shipped out of the store today! I will be posting a picture of the block by the 15th of each month for you to follow...or not to follow...that is the question. I'm always a firm believer in making each quilt your own.
The first block is going to be the Arbor....or the garden gate. Swing that gate wide open and spend some time in your garden...(believe me, you'll be spending lots and lots of time working on your garden!)
I included a picture of the fat quarter that you received in your package. Use this for the petals. Make some flowers "pinker" than others. Make some of your blooms lighter so that it looks like a bloom that is starting to fade. Change things up a bit. You could also cut some of your leaves out of the leaves on the fat quarter. Use your imaginations and add more leaves or flowers. SAVE THE LEFTOVER FAT QUARTER FABRIC AS YOU WILL BE USING IT IN ANOTHER BLOCK!
Cut out each fence post with the vine running up making it look like ivy is growing on them. Why not have a flower peeking out through the fence. (Now why didn't I do that?)
I appreciate all of you that signed up for this BOM program. I also appreciate all of you that purchased the pattern. For those of you that live locally, I'm offering a once a month drop in class on Monday evenings from 6-9pm. (Check the schedule on the website.) Monday is my normal work day at the shop so I promise you I will try to stay awake! I took a look at the class roster today, and I guarantee you we will have lots of fun while creating our Party in the Garden.
I'm looking forward to it.
Take care everyone and enjoy your block. If anyone has a question, please email me at patched55comcast.net or post it in the comment section and I will answer you. If anyone else would like to sign up for the program before it closes, here is the link http://www.inbetweenstitches.com/shopping/block_of_the_month/page_1.aspx
I'll be back again with another post soon. I've been working on those pesky Civil War blocks and I have pictures!