Sunday, 23 March 2014

mixing bowl and spoon {block}

I managed to squeeze in the March Sew Kitschy block, so I am now all up to date. I love the feeling of mentally being able to tick another thing off the list!

Before sewing up this paper pieced block, I ran over all the lines with a tracing wheel in the hope that it will make tearing away the paper a lot easier. Some people sew over each line without thread in their machine to perforate the lines. A tracing wheel sounded a lot quicker to me (and means I don't have to unthread and rethread my machine!). I don't plan on tearing away the paper anytime soon, so we'll have to wait and see how if it makes a difference.
I adore the cherry fabric that I used for the bowl. The black fabric is also a favourite of mine. It didn't show up very well in the photos, but it actually has charcoal coloured dots all over it. I used the same fabric in the London cushion here. I should probably say that my brother in law and his wife loved the cushion!

Oh, and while I remember, look at what Zoe has been working on:
The squares are all 5". I'll update you as she progresses this quilt along!

4 comments:

  1. I love your kitschy blocks!! Zoe's been busy sewing HST's !

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  2. Cute, cute block. Wonderful contrast in fabrics!! How good is your Zoe's stitching...wonderful!!

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  3. Oh your block looks great! I love your fabric choices!

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