Lots of piecing! Machine, by hand and english paper piecing.
Starting with machine piecing, below is my 3rd block for Monique Dillard's Blogger Girls Block of the Month. I enjoyed choosing all the fabrics and the fussy cutting with this one. These blocks are 12 inches finished.
The flying geese in my last post now are these 6 inch blocks...
I still have lots more to make.
Now for the hand piecing.
I am still well ahead of my goal of one delectable mountain block a week. Here are some of the most recent finishes,
Late last year I won a bag of scraps from Christine. I have taken some time to think about how I would use them. I wanted to make a lone star of some sort, so I chose one of the lone star blocks from the Morrell Quilt for the centre.
Many of the Morrell blocks have a saw tooth border, but I decide to do half square triangles for this block. I am still trying to decide what to do next. Maybe 9 patches. Any suggestions???
Recently Karen at Somerset had some more of these little bags arrive. They are perfect for holding sewing notions.
Several of us Friday girls now have one of these bags, so some of us have added something extra to make them individual.
This afternoon I finished this little block which I will applique to one side of the bag.
If you have made the Nearly Insane quilt you may recognise the centre section (up to and including the flying geese) as the centre from block 22. I love these fabrics!!! They are from Jo Morton's Square in Square line.
(scroll to page 4 to see all the fabrics in the line)
Have a look here to see what Dorothy did with her bag! :)
One day I will get back to my Nearly Insane blocks! I think I have 8 finished; and long way to go!
This English paper piecing project has been going for a while and I finised one section of it a little while ago. You may remember seeing some little half inch hexies on my blog last year. Slowly they have been joined together to make one side of this purse from Brigitte Giblin.
A little closer look at the fabrics.....
Every one of those fabrics are from the scraps left from the Morrell quilt BOM.
I have started the 2nd side, but it is slow going!
Next post I hope to have some appplique to show.
Here in Melbourne at the moment we are trying to keep cool. We are on to day 6 of an expected 10 day run of temperatures over 30 C (86F). Today was 36C (96F) here and we expect about the same for Monday to Wednesday next week. Night times are not getting below 20 C (68F). Very unusual for March!
Have a great weekend everyone. Especially those of us who will have an extra day with our Labour Day holiday on Monday.