Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Could I have your Autograph, Please.
To prepare for the trip, Mary purchased crayola fabric markers. There were colors in the set, and they had to be heat set. Pretty much the same as other fabric markers. So many people suggested what I should do with the blocks to make them easy for the characters to sign. Most of the characters wear gloves, and needed something to hang onto. Most people suggested ironing the blocks to freezer paper. That meant cutting all the freezer wrap to fit the blocks, and that seemed like a lot of work to me. Since the blocks would need to be taut for the signature to look good, I thought about what my options were. I could use the freezer wrap and clip each block to a clip board. Hmmm. What else would work??? I finally decided to purchase some spring loaded embroidery hoops. I found them to be fairly inexpensive on the internet, and made my purchase. Mary and I tried using them on some sample blocks, and they worked pretty well.
I got signatures from JoJo and Goliath, and two of the little Einsteins from Playhouse Disney. I hadn't made blocks for them, but had some blank ones just in case. So, counting those three blocks, I have 42 blocks that are signed. I'll set the quilt up as 6 across and 7 down, and I am thinking about putting a thin sashing between the blocks. I feel like I was pretty successful getting my signatures, and had a really good time doing it.