I like that mottled blue better anyway. It is more interesting than the solid.
I cannot wait to see this once it is all laid out. I have a fancy-shmancy embroidery unit on my sewing machine, and am so intimidated by it! I would love to do something like this, if I knew how. You are such an inspiration! :)
On the bottom two giraffe blocks, I'd trade their positions. That way the one on the left is not "running off the quilt".
Speattle Thanks. Right now they are just laid together for the photo. If I use all 5 that are done, I will add one more to balance things out. I am still leaning toward using only 4 of them in a quilt layout that I designed before taking the photo. That one block with the palm tree really throws things off balance because it is wider than any of the others and I may not use that one.
I think it actually looks very balanced and I like the odd number of blocks. Visually it is just more interesting to me.
I wouldn't worry about the width of the block with the tree because you can always trim it to fit.
I was a high school yearbook editor (decades ago!) and one thing we always made sure of in our layouts was that we didn't have people looking off or going off a page and that has stuck with me.
sareew The embroidery is really fun and once you know what you are doing, it is easy, too. Were/are you able to take any classes for your machine? If not, youtube is a great place to learn the basics and some of the not so basics. There are so many free and paid embroidery designs available online. If you have not used your embroidery unit before, you should just get it out and play. Start with just embroidering without a specific project in mind. After a few baby steps, you will be running in no time!
Azjune When I purchased my machine, the LQS gave me a quick lesson, but I think I could really benefit from a longer session. I moved away, and don't really have a neat little shop like that in my area now. I will definitely give youtube a try, but think I'll just have to play, as you suggested. I think the applique/embroidery is what scares me the most! I just love those little giraffes!
Azjune I do not have any, so thank you so much for posting that link! I am definitely going to check it out and give it a try!
This is so cute! I love the little giraffes.
This is fantastic! Great Job!