Well hello there blog friends!
After an unintentional "sewing fast" of two and half weeks, I'm back in the game!
This weekend I whipped up 101 Modern Siggy Blocks for the Modern Siggy Swap
In case you're not familiar with this swap, here's the deal: Each participant makes 101 blocks, complete with their name, city, and state signed on them. We all ship our blocks to a central location where they're redistributed and then we each receive 100 different blocks back in the mail (1 block goes to a charity quilt), each made by a different person. Then, of course, we each piece our blocks together to create a quilt that represents 100 different quilters from around the world.
Pretty cool, huh?
I used an Arcadia Honey Bun (only $12 on Etsy!) for my blocks, and I'm really loving the colors in this line. Too bad it's out of print!
I used a black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point for my signatures and I think it worked pretty well. I found it easier to print my letters instead of trying to sign them in cursive. I used some light starch when I pressed my fabric, but it was still a little tricky to write on!
Writing my information over and over again 101 times became a little mundane. I had a bit of an "oooops" while signing late at night . . .
Ha ha, Myrtle Ely! That would be quite the granny quilting name, huh? (I'm pretty sure she lives in Mary Beach . . . ) I might just have to use this name if I'm ever trying to pass for three times my age. You never know when you might need an alias.