Sunday, January 10, 2010

And On Saturday, She Sewed

After getting home and putting away the Costco load, I headed up to the studio to assemble the new Bernina thread holder, match the upocoming projects with their new threads, check out the aerosol haul my sister provided, and after dinner, work on the block for next year's raffle quilt for my guild.

Have I mentioned that this block is paper pieced, and that I have only done paper piecing one time, a year ago, on a very small New York Beauty I made for an 'ugly fabric' challenge for an online group I'm in?

Well, here's my 10" corner sunflower block:

Pretty good, if I say so myself. Definitely not bad for a second-time paper-piece. I like this paper-piecing thing. And now I think I'm going to use that as the means of creating my Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend challenge piece, which  I hope to start on next weekend.

And in order to do that, I must now head up to the studio and pin and quilt my SILs Christmas gift. Her birthday is the 21st, and we definitely want this to get to her before then.

Enjoy the tunes today. (Doesn't the first one take you back?)

And remember....sewing keeps you warm.


  1. I like paper-piecing too, don't know why people hate it but guess it's as well we're all different! The block's lovely too.

  2. I've never tried paper-piecing, but want to. I LOVE that block!!


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