This is the final block for my 2012 Wednesday's Wanderings.
It is with a sense of joy and relief that I created this block.
I am so happy that I made it through the year without too many hiccups.
So ring the bells and throw the confetti!
I started with this polka dot fabric and quilted it with wavy lines.
I used a metallic thread.
I like to use a rayon thread for the blanket stitch
It has a bit of a shine.
The block needed a bit more of a celebratory theme, so after adding the bells
I decided to add some streamers.
The streamers were too thick to be created from fabric, so I chose to do thread painting. I searched high and low for my beloved blue soluble marking pen, but couldn't find it. Instead I used a water soluble film (Solvy) and drew my streamer pattern on it.
I thread painted the streamers by stitching over and over until I thought there was enough coverage. I tore away the remaining Solvy. I did not need to soak it.
And then I added some confetti!
The satin stitch was perfect for this.
THE LAST BLOCK!!
The 54th block.
One block a week plus 2 for good measure (and to make an eye pleasing layout).
A wall hanging with a year's full of wanderings and memories.
Thanks for hanging in there with me on this journey.
Finished quilt to follow.