Saturday, April 7, 2012

Catching up…

Hi Everyone!

So not much sewing has been happening here for a few days. We have all been sick, really it has taken a few weeks to get around everyone with it starting off with TP – I think he picked it up from school….it just starts out as a cough, we don’t think it is Whooping cough because Hubby had that last year and this is different. Anyway the boys are now better, it is just us adults that it is hanging on too.

There has been some more great incoming goodness though!


This is some fat 1/4s from the Feather and Stitch range that I won over at The Elven Garden. Thanks heaps Jess they are awesome!

And I have been meaning to share some sewing that I did on our holiday. I didn’t take my sewing machine so I thought I would try some hand piecing….I actually really enjoyed the process!


These are my first attempts…and they haven’t been pressed yet, I just kept them in to book to flatten them. The book is Playful Patchwork by Suzuko Koseki and she gives great instructions for hand piecing.

Does anyone else have this book? I am thinking about trying to do one block a month – challenge myself! Do you want to sew along?

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Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica We are all having the same as you, the kids first now us and the cough is hanging about.
Not whooping cough but some sort of croup.

We had our whooping cough vaccine refreshed when Sophie was born
Be lovely to catch up soon

Jess said...

Oh yay! So glad the fabric arrived! Can't wait to see what you create :o)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute fussy cut blocks. Feel better soon.

Oops-Lah said...

I don't do much hand piecing either. Never really learned it so therefor it always tunes out crooked. But I'm thinking of trying to do the "Big Blooms" quilt (see here: I tried to find papers and templates to do with the English paper piecing method, but could only find the templates. So I will give it a try to hand piece it, otherwise I'll do it by machine.
Your first blocks turned out lovely by the way.
I hope you'll feel better soon.

Janet said...

How lovely to get some goodies after all the bugs at your place. I don't mind a little hand piecing now and again, your blocks look lovely.