Choose your background fabric square. Next, choose two cross fabric strips. Cutting with a ruler or cutting freehand, slice a straight line through your background square. The line can be going in any direction and at any angle. Next, sew a fabric strip in the opening you’ve cut. You’ll simply sew the strip to one side of the opening and then to the other. Press seams. Again, cut a straight line through your background square. The new cut should intersect your first strip at some point.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to make a cactus or succulent inspired block. Design your own or take a peek at the resources below. You can put your cactus in a pot, add a flower or prickly pear, and I think these cactus block could lend themselves well to some embroidery embellishments. Any size and any shape welcome. Any technique too!
Fabric kit is free this month. 1 kit per member available for pick up at the Swap & Meet. Color palette is white fabric for the background, greens for the cacti, and bright colors for pots and flowers.