Sunday, March 17, 2019

A Happy Week of Sewing

My first foundation pieced block in a few years.

I started this quilt Here.
and I am really enjoying fussy cutting and sewing these blocks.

This is 

I bought a kit for this pattern about four years ago and never got to it.
I am happy that I am finally getting to it.

I felt all thumbs for the first few minutes,
but my foundation paper piecing skills came back 
like riding a horse.
I feel achy and accomplished now.
 I am pleased with myself for getting back in the saddle.

My FPP Tutorial may be found here

Here are my next four blocks.
I am going to love this quilt
and I am now pulling favorite fat quarters
from my stash to add to the quilt.

There is a two-fold reason for starting this quilt now.

One:  I love these fabrics and pattern and want to sew it.

Two:  I want to use the  scraps from making my Ventana block in my 

This sew along is a personal challenge for me.

The piece with the selvage on the bottom right
 and the skinny scrap on the upper left 
are my "scraps" from the fat eighth I cut for Ventana Block #1.

Here are some of my Week #1 Trinket SAl blocks.
My background fabrics right now are four shades of blue
Uncorked by Windham Fabrics

I am making thee of each of the daily trinket blocks
and will determine final blocks, layout, background, etc, as I sew along.

It has been a happy week of sewing.

One of the things I like about this sew along
is how has been thoughtfully set up to sew Monday though Friday
and my weekends are open to sew other things.
I have been able to keep up with these challenge blocks and
with my other sewing.

This weekend I dd not make more blocks but I did play with my scraps on Saturday.

I made a March Mug Rug for next to my computer.

Also, I have been working on a project for a blog hop later in the month.

Here is a sneak peek.

More soon.

I did some slow stitching on my embroidery project.

While watching an old movie,
my hubby petted the Nutmeg
and I stitched.

I  finished the pink bleeding heart flowers,
added the darker pink stamen stems
and started the yellow french knots on the tips.

I hope to finish the french knots tonight
but right now I am enjoying a cup of tea and
I am going to visit with the talented stitchers at

Slow Sunday Stitching

What have you been sewing this 
Worldwide Quilting Day

1 comment:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Beautiful fabrics to play with on national Quilting Day! A fun embroidery piece too. I have bleeding hearts in my garden