I went digging thru my stash/scraps and found the focus print which is a floral with pansies in shades of blues, yellows and greens all on a white background.
The blue tonal and WOW print in the first one was out of my stash as well. The green print in the second one had to be bought because I didn't have anything the right shade. Back on the blue one was more of the blue, and on the green one a different green fabric that worked for that. these were made in the envelope method.
Only problem with them was the green one didn't come out square for some reason....oops. So I just sewed a little bigger seam on two opposing sides to take up the extra size and finished it off. Thankfully it isn't noticeable. =)
The other project I've started is a new block design for a modern quilt block design contest. Blocks have to be made of only Michael Miller fabrics and be modern adaptations of traditional blocks. Contest runs for 12 months and winners are selected by the public voting for their favorite. Monthly prizes are worth ~ $150 - not bad! At the end of 12 months there is a finished quilt contest where the grand prize is worth over $4000. Will be sending out notes to friends for voting once that opens on Aug.11th 'cause I'd love to win. =)
I ended up ordering a B/W print fabric for the background of the blocks), and am going to use assorted Fairy Frost fabrics for the remaining fabrics in the blocks. Block has to be finished and posted by 8/10 so I'll be working hard on this once the fabric arrives.
While I wait for the fabric to arrive I'm making a sample block out of some cream, blue and red fabrics. The block has 8 sections to it and I realized that I will have inset seams to deal with.....lovely..........Oh and did I mention that there are 96 pieces in the block? Quess who won't be making this block in mass production any time soon....Lol..... ALtho I might tweak the pattern and then submit it for publication...but would definitely simplify it some before doing that.
In between doing these things, I've been doing lots of driving lessons both last week and this week. Will finish up my first 30 hrs today....woohooo.....will get a paycheck for that............School starts back on Monday....doesn't seem possible that the summer is already over...esp. since hot summer weather just arrived here this week.