#MSBHQAL – Week 03
Week 03 – Sept 16 – Sept 22 – Suggested Blocks: Yellow, Green, Teal
First of all, it needs to be said, Dannii Minogue is the most underrated pop bitch of all time. People: her name has a double “n” and a double “i”! I am so jealouse of her double “i” I’m thinking of adding one to my name! Fierce bitches betta work! If you’re not familiar, she sings such classics as, “Perfection,” “He’s the Greatest Dancer,” “Who Do You Love Now?,” “Everlasting Night,” and “You Won’t Forget About Me.” Obviously, all dedicated to moi–girl, knows the truth! Oh, and if you still don’t know, she’s the sister of Pop Royale: Kylie Minogue. If you still don’t know, we seriously need to sit, listen, review, and repeat.
Well, now that you have some pulsating tunes (#iheartdanniiminogue), you should have no problem pumping out those broken herringbone blocks this week! The suggested rainbow colours this week are yellow, green, and teal, but feel free to go rogue and make a third of your blocks in your own colour ways. Also, just so you know, I received a lot of fan mail this week that many of you were a little bit behind. Don’t fret petals, we’re all in this together, and we will make it through! I’ve got a few contingency plans–along with a ham sandwich–up my sleeve.
I’ve also had some recent questions about how to square up your block and make the appropriate cuts if you don’t have a square ruler. I scratched my weave for a bit, and then thought, mmm, let me give that a try. So I took some pics while using only my 6″x24″ ruler, showing how I line everything up. If anyone else needs help with that leave a comment and I can put a post up. (The pictures aren’t super pretty as they were done while I was balancing my rotary cutter in one hand, and a vodka martini in the other–and I’d already had three! Whoops!)
As you can see I deviated from last week’s assignment and made a yellow block instead of pink. It must have been the martinis! However, I did get a lot of fabric strips cut, and sewn into strip pairs. It was the first time I worked in volume, assembly line style like that (rather than focusing on one block until completion), and I must say, it seems to be faster! If you’re struggling with time constraints, give that a rainbow whirl!
Finally, here’s nine blocks from you fellow MSBHQAL-ers–such a talented lot, you are! The polka dot sashing (slayed!), the all grey monotone (dying!) and a rainbow (flattery will get you everywhere!) are just small details that are gonna make your final quilt glitterific! Keep updating the Flickr Group with your photos so I can share the love! Also, I have to show off Ms. Toni’s orange blocks with black sashing because it is giving me smouldering contrast that I can’t live without!
1. Broken Herringbone, 2. DSC00904, 3. practice block, 4. Block 1, 5. pink block, 6. Rainbow Broken Herringbone, 7. 2nd orange block for the MSBHQAL, 8. And then there were 4, 9. MSBHQAL Top Completed?
P.s. Althea Dene — you’re still a no-reply blogger for me! Reach out with an email address and let’s get to work!