Diva Challenge #245 – Back To Basics

Diva Challenge #245 Entry
Tile for Diva Challenge #245

This week the Diva’s challenge is to get back to basics with Hollibaugh. Laura points out that returning to basics with a foundational pattern such as Hollibaugh can be a helpful exercise. A step out is available here.

While I followed the spirit of the challenge, I took a major liberty by monotangling Btl Joos — but in Hollibaugh-style. Btl Joos is a pattern by Sandy Steen Bartholomew, and you can find a step out here on her blog. The pattern is very reminiscent  of the movie Beetlejuice, isn’t itMy tile was fun to draw. All of the winding around and crossovers were an interesting challenge.

Laura’s mention that Tuesday was World Prematurity Day has personal significance for me too. My oldest child was eight weeks premature. The reminder brought back memories of her time in the neonatal intensive care unit. It was a good while ago, because my “little peanut” has grown up to be a lovely young woman. She is currently a college student and she’s doing great!


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