Tuesday, May 23, 2017

30's POTC Block 14

 POTC Block 14 done!

After several days of lovely sunshine,
it has been cool and rainy here today.

A good day to stay in and sew.

I tired a new piecing method that a friend shared online for this block.

My friend likes to sew the corners into "wings" and then sew them to the center.

This method did not feel comfortable to me.
The block felt too large and awkward when I was sewing the corners on.
I also had to set more "anchors" at the intersecting points to keep the pieces aligned.

Back to the method that is fast becoming "tried and true" for me ...

I usually sew the center,
then add the next four.
then sew the pairs,
then sew the pairs around the center,
as I did in this earlier block.

I think that everyone who sews these blocks must find a method and a rhythm
that works best for them.

I do like to try new ideas though.

Do you have a preferred way of sewing these blocks?

I love to try new things.

Katniss helped and checked my work.

I think Katniss would rather have been outside sewing again today, though.

Maybe tomorrow, Katniss.

We have to make some more connecting units and start the corner units.

More soon!

Sweet quilty dreams!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sew Sampling

My May Sew Sampler Box has arrived!!

Warning:  Spoiler Photos Below!

If you have subscribed 

and have not received your box yet,

click off this post now

so you can enjoy 

all the fun surprises inside

when your box arrives.

This happened to me last month when I opened 

Instagram and

without warning

the photo at the top of my feed

showed all the goodies

in the April box.

I tried closing my eyes.

It mostly worked.

My box arrived later that day.




I like surprises.



This spring I decided to treat my quilty addiction.

One box a month.

I have signed up for the monthly









Here is is!

Hello, May Box!

I really enjoy slowly opening and unpacking

all the lovely surprises

in this cute little box. 

A box full of quilty happiness!

That lovely little  bundle of color is

The pattern is just right for this bundle.

All I need to add is background fabric to create the flimsy.

It even includes the  small specialty ruler to help sew the blocks.

I love it!!

Looking forward to next month's box already.


Friday, May 19, 2017

13 POTC Blocks

Block 13 done
for my

This is layout choice D in the previous post,
which was the most popular pick.

Three of these are kit fabrics,
although the plaid was in another block kit.

The lambs are from my 10" squares stash.

Time for more slow stitching this weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend?

Have a happy, quilty one.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

12 Patchwork of the Crosses Blocks Done!

Block 12 for my 30's POTC BOM done!

Time to go play with the fabrics to layout a new block.

I am trying to layout the blocks one at a time as I go along now,
so I do not have too many blocks laid out ahead of me.

Here are the choices ...





Since they both have the fussy cut lamb fabric,
this a  "companion block" for ...

Block 6

So,  I am leaning toward

Layout C

as it is the most different.

I think I like Layout D the best.

Hmmmmm ...

Decisions ... decisions.

I am always interested in reader's opinions though.

 I learn a lot about design that way .

So thanks for your help ... :-)