The thing about a year is it can seem a really long time, when its waiting for the annual holidays or Guradian's of the Galaxy II to come out, but it seems so very short when self imposed deadlines are nearly upon you!
Last February, I received a Pay it Forward gift from Deborah@Sunshine through the Rain and randomly selected 3 people to pay it forward to within 12 months. I chose to make Block books using Sarah Fielke's bonus video shared with those doing her 2016 Block of the Month. You wouldn't think it would take a year to make them would you? Just got them done in the nick of time! So very happy to wrapping these up to post this week!
Abigail wanted blue and red so I used the few O-Ho circles made during a workshop with Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic that never made it into a quilt. This could be my favourite though I really like the light grey in the next one!
An orphan block of slashed strips - no idea why I made this - must have been for a bee block. The red star is a block made for me from Global Scrap Bee (my first bee in 2013!)
I showed you this one before - my very first pieced blocks from Craftsy 2012 BOM. These were the colours chosen by Sobana, so this ones for her. I will make myself another as I signed up for Sarah Fielke's 2017 BOM called Down The Rabbit Hole - I'm hoping to add a bit of Alice in wonderland to my blocks - I love that book!
Even though it doesn't look like it one has a few more pages than the others. I used cardboard as the stiffener in the purple/pink one and it seems to fold flatter and not feel quite as substantial as the others, but you can actually get more blocks in.
For the other 2 I used Foam board and it cuts really easily - 1 A1 sheet is needed per book as the cover is 15" so a bit of wastage but not that much. It gives a lovely finish to the book and makes it feel more durable.
So that's me paying it forward to Abigail, Phyllis and Sobana - over to you!
|Charly & Wilbur paying it forward!|