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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Take It Further Challenge - February

In trying to distract myself from the blizzard yesterday which dumped a foot of snow us, I spent the day sewing up a few new blocks. Among other things, I pieced my February Take It Further Challenge Block:

Take It Further February Block

As I mentioned last week, Sharon's concept for this month is "what are you old enough to remember". While reading Sharon's post, the first thing that popped into my head was the Apollo 13 Space Mission in 1970. I was 9 years old. Years later, while watching the movie with Tom Hanks, it occurred to me that they must have had angels watching over them.

I decided to use this Victorian image of 2 little angels with the earth behind them as a focal point. It was suggested to me that I try to find an image of the Apollo 13 logo patch. That's a great idea to get my theme across without making it too obvious. I have to make all my blocks for this Challenge work together as I plan to sew them into a quilt at the end of the year.

I'll find that image, print it on inkjet fabric and then I'll appliqué it somewhere on this block with some pretty trim around it. I'll be starting on this later today so stop back for updates!

Oh! I'm also working my blocks with Sharon's color palette for each month!

1 comment:

coral-seas said...

The Apollo 13 insignia.

Apollo XIII insignia

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