Wednesday, July 4, 2018

I Succumbed.

After seeing photo after glorious photo of the Brimfield Awakening block on Instagram, I finally jumped in. 

Reading the story of how two people discovered this orphan block at at flea market, but then actually saw it for what it was and turned it into their own company, really sucked me in.

 To stick my toe in, I purchased the set of paper pieces for just one block. The package was tiny, so I put it in a "safe place" so when I was ready, I could get my hands on it right away.

If you enjoy the game of "I Spy,"  you'll see why a couple of months went by before I got to work!

Nonetheless, the thrill of discovery when I went hunting for a screwdriver was probably as much as Kim and Nisha had when they found the original block.

Then this happened--

The perfect fabric and the perfect pattern came into alignment just like the stars and planets.
This is "Lemonade Stand" by Tilda.

Perfect, huh!
Look at the details!

 I spy two birds...

I spy a bird cage, a chandelier, a unicyle, and Mary Poppins!

I spy a camel, a witch, a piano, a bear, and a bobbin, for scale! 

But of course, a little grunge does not hurt anything.

Who isn't a fan of English Paper piecing-- but who has the time for it? I used my cardboard pieces and can of starch to make appliques, and to further speed things up, I am machine stitching these down. So far, it went incredibly fast.

Instead of making every block different, I am going to make them all the same. I have never made a quilt with all of the same blocks-- that will be really out of my box!!


But can you spy the best part of this block ???

Right in the middle there???


It's an opportunity for a gorgeous embroidery design!!
and I already have an idea of what it will be-- 
let's just say, this quilt already has a name: 

"A Few of My Favorite Things."

Happy Fourth!

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