I have gotten a couple of e-mails from my "Strip Stars" asking about signing the star blocks. I thought that was a perfect opportunity to give a tiny little tutorial on signing blocks or fabrics.
What you will need first and foremost is a good permanent pen with a fine point. It needs to be perfectly waterproof and it also can't bleed into the fabric as you are writing. I have a couple of different pens myself, a Sakura pigma pen, a Faber Castell pen. Some people have even used a fine tip sharpie with good results. One of the challenges with writing on fabric is that it tends to pucker and move too much and the writing doesn't look all that good. A great tip for that problem is to take a piece of Freezer paper and iron on to the back side of the fabric you want to write on. That stabilizes the fabric and makes it very easy to write on. Then you can easily peel the freezer paper off once you are done.
For those of you making the star blocks for me, I would love for you to write your name in the center rectangle and then your state and/or Country below your name. It is so neat to see all the different parts of the world this quilt will come together from. I was so excited, I got the first block from one of my strip stars yesterday in the mail. Thanks so much.
The sewing trip to the cabin was great and very productive. I finished my large queen size quilt which will be my new full color pattern for spring market and that will go to the longarm quilter tomorrow. We also got two new strip quilts done!! I promised a sneak peek.....here it is.....more details later.