03 June 2008

Goosey, Goosey

I found a challenge I could not resist - YoYo's or Suffolk Puffs. On the database on Arts In the Mail Yahoo Group the June challenge was to make a postcards with at least 3 Yoyos. I already had a prepared background with green flowers and took the fabrics for the yoyo flowers from my scrap bag. The vase was a rectangle of fabric on pelmet Vilene which was fused onto the background, with the addition of bead leaves and a butterfly charm, these flowers look really pretty.

Then came the Geese. The June bag for the BQL Bag Challenge have 32 flying geese, 30 of which are on the outside and 2 on the pocket inside the bag. On Saturday anticipating the bag instructions I made the geese. These are constructed 4 at a time with goose (large triangle) being a large square and the sky triangles from the 4 smaller squares sewn at each corner. Hard to explain but a quick and less wasteful method of making these blocks.
All 32 were quickly produced in an afternoon, when the decidedly dodgy weather could not make up its mind whether to rain or not. The weather of late is still making the news with many places receiving half the June rainfall in just one day!

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