April BOM

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm glad I didn't skip April's blocks just because I have no time... It's better to improvise than to be left out! Felt really weird putting the pretty side of the fabric down, and using the wrong-side-up for the hexes on that first block -- but I needed to do that to get a satisfying contrast between the floral and my hexagons... :) Oh! I also chose to make my stripe of "grass" (in my case, water)...a half-inch wider than the directions. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Steam-A-Seam2 is the best thing since sliced bread. "Where there is fear, there is no creativity!" ...So don't be afraid to use the wrong side of your fabrics sometimes...

What you will need

  • Steam-A-Seam 2

Q&A with Shredda77

Sew bless asked:
I will buy some steam a seam!!! Thanks for the tip!
Shredda77 answered:
Get the Steam-a-Seam2! It's great! I like it better than the plain old Steam-A-Seam. It temporarily sticks so you can reposition your pieces. I'm sure you can Google it on YouTube and probably see how it works.
mo.sews asked:
Both of your blocks are so beautiful and creative!! You picked the perfect fabric for the sun (and the water)! I would never have thought to flip the fabric around to the wrong side for contrast. They both get 10's in my book! :D
Shredda77 answered:
Awww, thank you mo.sews! I felt a bit like a cheater not doing everything by the directions...but I just don't have that kind of time right now with the resort getting busy and fishing tournaments going on, etc. :)
mo.sews asked:
Oh! and the sky fabric! That is brilliant too! :D
Shredda77 answered:
Thank you! ...just a striped batik that begged to be used. Hahaha!
MindyM asked:
I love the idea of a sunset over water!
Shredda77 answered:
Thanks MindyM! I own Mockingbird Bay Resort which is on Norfork Lake in Arkansas, so it just seemed logical! Haha! :)
Lot2Quilt asked:
The warm color selections for the sunset is amazing. I movement that you feel of the ocean, as the sun is setting. You did a fantastic job for the block of the month.
Shredda77 answered:
Thank you so much! :)

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