Here are my two (yep, TWO!) versions of Snowflake #3:
That is version 3 of snowflake #3. So far I've always just done version 1, but I see a common thread between these first 3 snowflakes I've made. Do you?
Give up? The centres are all dark. So these three will most likely stay in my home, either growing up to be throw pillows or a runner. They are sooo pretty!
I then had a thought: to try a non-conventionally-coloured snowflake. So, I did another snowflake #3, this time version 1.
Ooh! I'm liking it. This is such a gorgeous, rich purple batik I used for the background. I could just about fall into it, it's so deep, no? I was thinking of maybe doing a pale mauve flake, but then saw the mauve and steel blue (probably there's an actual name for that colour) on white batik with the snowflake-style bursts, and thought it might just work.
So I now have four snowflakes in my collection...
Watercolour Steps is on the frame and should be off tonight.
|Lots of ruler work on this one|
I really need to quilt on my Avanté every day. I am beyond rusty. However, I plan to take it for Show 'n Tell tomorrow night at our guild meeting. I am excited for the meeting as it is about the Barn Quilts Trail of Essex County here in Southern Ontario! Here is a link to the website. And here is a link to the trail right by my house! I've seen several of them on this trail before I had any idea that there was an actual trail! Many are along the wineries route. We have 18 wineries within Essex county. What's that? Have I visited them all? Well, not quite all. Think I've missed one, but it just opened this past summer, or maybe I've missed two... What was I writing about??! Oh, ya. Wineries. I mean, quilt blocks. Barns. Wait a minute! Wine and barn quilts...mmm, great combo I'd say for a tour! I'm not going to be the designated driver, just sayin'...
I am linking this post up with Joanne's Snowalong and Marelize's Anything Goes Mondays as well as Lee's WIP Wednesdays (She is grumpy too, must be something in the air; see my Oct. 22 post for more about the Watercolour Steps WIP and general crabbiness.)