Oh what fun! Janome teamed up with Michael Miller and asked the folks in their Artists/Teachers loaner program as well as staff and educators to make 100 Blocks in 50 Days for a free online quilt project that debuted this past week. You can sign up for free daily reminders from Janome so you can download PDFs of all the patterns (or just the ones you want). I had so much fun, asked if I could make extra blocks (ended up making six), then made doubles of each so I could have my own set, and as you may have read in my lengthy Skyline S7 review (here), made yet another block that will fit with these projects. I’m sharing that block below (again) since it was at the end of such a long post. I’ll have five more blocks which I will share as Janome publishes the links to them. Some are easy peasy, some involve a lot of fun stuff with thread!
Michael Miller and Janome selected a set range of colors from Moda’s unbelievably silky-soft-delectable-heavenly Cotton Couture solids line. Each participant got fat quarters in each of the colors. I am planning to make even more blocks, then quilt them up into a wall hanging to use when teaching decorative stitching. Or just to be pretty and colorful on the wall!
I was thrilled when my embroidered circles was one of the first two blocks featured! Here’s a picture and a hotlink for the circles block which has the PDF (from Janome’s website):
The second block I will share with you is an “extra” which came from the Skyline S7 test-drive. I’m calling it Embroidered Leaves (guess why…duh Sarah!):
You can find a PDF by clicking on this link or visiting my Resources page (here or use the link on the menu bar above). Once on the resources page, scroll down to Tutorials and find Embroidered Leaves in alphabetical order. There’s lots of other fun free stuff there, so browse around!