#MSBHQAL – Week 02
Week 02 – Sept 09 – Sept 15 – Suggested Blocks: Pink, Red, Orange
Okay, check it! Nearly fifty of you have submitted your trial blocks for the chance to win a #MSBHQALB from Intrepid Thread! I hope you’ve learned a lot from making them, and you are now ready to start this week’s suggested blocks: pink, red, and orange. Many of you aren’t doing a rainbow version though, so this may not really be applicable to you. If you’re doing your own thang, attempt to make a third of your blocks this week. For me, that means 8 blocks, ready, steady, sew!
As you know, tomorrow will be the announcement of all three giveaway winners, and I’ll showcase some of the trial blocks you have made! BUT, for the sake of Christina Aguilera and her red lipstick, if you are a “no-reply blogger” and I draw your name, you will not win. If you don’t know what a “no-reply blogger” is, you probably are one! Google is your friend, and there are about 197,000,000 results that will help you. (By the way, you’re forgiven if you’re a WordPress user, but leave some contact details in your comment, yo!)
Now, while I’ve got you all steamed up, I want to show off the most common mistake I’ve seen amongst your test blocks. It’s all in the trimming stage, and how to centre your block. The divine creature, Suzanne Webb, sent me this wonderful before and after photo showcasing this exact problem. When you’re trimming the sides, centre from the bottom point of the smaller triangle at the top (illustrated by the block on the right). Otherwise, you run the risk of your block not completely filling out at the bottom (illustrated by the block on the left). I know you can do it, and this is exactly why I asked you to make a trial block!
Upload photos of your blocks to the Flickr group, (or email them to me if not on Flickr … really?) and next week I’ll post some of my faves! I’ve just done some strip swapping with my Flickr gal pals Stacey and Mary. You should find someone and do the same! Hey, I’ve got more love to give–and I love stripping and swapping!
Ahem … mmm, and yes, that might be a button with appropriate grab code over in the sidebar! (Somebody please tell me it works!)
Oh, oh, oh, and just to tease you a bit, I may have received some of the prizes I’ll be giving away at the end of the #MSBHQAL today. And let me tell you, they are may-jor!
See you winners tomorrow!