I hope everyone's having a very happy Easter and is suitably surrounded by chocolate eggs :o)
Now you may or may not recall back in early March I announced a new bee that a group of us, corralled by Di (I'd like to say organised, but I imagine she's beginning to think it's like running a creche ;o) )
Me and my bright ideas, I wanted a whole village scene. I can picture it in my mind, but could I get that thought rendered into a strip to be built on? Could I h*ll... So lat Saturday, feeling rather ill after giving myself a mild dose of food poisoning (I'll not go into details, but suffice to say, healthy eating isn't always good for you!) and also feeling utterly frustrated and despondent, I realised I wasn't going to be able to do it. Climbing into bed that night though, I had a lightbulb moment and realised that all I had to do was entirely change what I was doing lol Actually, it's not such a huge change, as I'm still keeping my main fabric, in fact I'm basing the entire thing around the rockets and cars prints from the Circa 52 line from Birch Fabrics.
Here's my new inspiration mosaic:
And here are the 2 blocks I've done. Instead of strips, I've now asked my fellow Teasers to supply me with 1 24" block - well, supply Annabella really, as she'll be putting it together! As there's 8 of us, I did an extra to make it up to 9.
I'm kind of hoping the atom like one will go in the middle, with the other vehicles going round it:
And here's my first vehicle that I freehand drew, then appliqued in layers and did kind of scribbly stitching round the outside:
And a close up:
And the two together:
Apologies, the lighting isn't the best, but that's what happens when you burn the midnight oil to finish your blocks ;o) They're now on their way to Annabella, and I have to hatch a plan for her block...