As I started thinking about ideas for my block, I was playing with turning the ornament design from Flip Flop Ornaments into a garland—”paper-doll” style.
It worked out well if you want to give that a try with any of the Flip Flop designs from 2010. But then as I was cutting out paper-doll style designs, I came up with a tree and a snowman and really liked what was happening.
Originally I thought I’d try to cut the fused fabric that way, but there were too many layers of fabric to cut through. So I cut tree and snowman patterns from paper and traced them onto the fusible to make the rows of trees and snowmen.
Then with my rows of trees and snowmen I started auditioning backgrounds to see which one I liked best. See the pictures I took below of five different backgrounds.
When you’ve got a variety of colors and values going on, it’s always a good idea to audition fabrics to see what works best. Also, notice how the row of snowmen can fit into different positions among the trees—lots of fun ways to play with this block!
Here’s the final version with the snowy background and brighter green trees:
Leave a comment by 10 am Wednesday 11/10 and tell me what other designs you think might work well “paper-doll” style. I’ll select a winner of QM’s 100 Blocks, Volume 2!
Update 11/10: Thanks for your comments. I’ve been thinking about whether my next block should be in the same style or maybe a full pattern for a regular issue. You all had great suggestions!
And the winner is #3 Barbara. Watch for an email from me so you can send your mailing address. Congratulations!