other day, I had lost the correct background for it. The background they were laid on was a different piece that was too small. I have hunted everywhere for the lost piece to no avail. I wasn't looking forward to trying to piece together another background like I did for the squash HERE. Two days ago we were getting groceries at a supermarket that happens to be next to Joann Fabrics where the Denise Schmidt background is from. (Denise Schmidt is the ONLY quilt fabric I buy from Joann's!) I popped in "just in case" they had some. I went to the aisle with her bolts and was so sad that they still didn't have any. Then I glanced down the the lower level of the aisle and just about screamed! It was there hiding with a bunch of completely different fabrics! 1.5 yards of it! Of course it came home with me, and now I have a new un-pieced background for my tomatoes!
Tonight I appliqued the tomatoes and started on the vine. You can see the difference in how the shape looks before and after the edges are turned under.
Glad you were able to find more of your background fabric!! (Now, most certainly, the missing piece will show up!) I love how you fussy cut the fabric for the tomatoes. I have some of the Kaffe fabric that you used for the middle tomato-- it is one of my all-time favorites (the name of it escapes me now). Thanks for showing your applique process-- now I can see the difference between when it is laid out and when the edges are folded under. I love your choices of bright colors and fabrics-- they are so fresh.
I can't wait to see this one with all of the blocks together. Love the fabrics!
Don't you just love a perfectly timed fabric score?! Great catch on that DS fabric.
I'm loving the tomatoes and I'm with Anniebeez--will love to see all the blocks together when they are done. Keep up the harvest!
I love seeing your block come to life as you needleturn. I think that is part of why I love doing needleturn, not only is there very little prep but it is fun to watch as you stitch.
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