We have dedicated 2013 to be a year of sewing. Follow our progress through The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt and The Liberty Book of Home Sewing as well as any other projects that may pop up. Look forward to multiple postings per week as well as Linky Parties to share your own sewing stuff.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A few days early and a few days late
After taking pictures, it sometimes takes me a while to upload them onto my computer. And by the time I'd gotten around to it this week, next week's blocks have already been done. So I took a quick pic, and ta-dah! two in one!
#16 Calico puzzle
I love this title, calico puzzle. I've always liked doing puzzles, how it gives you time to think, ponder, and notice the tiny details on a picture that you might not otherwise see just glancing at it. And I love the quiet time that sewing and quilting gives me. I also love seeing the pieces come together to make something beautiful in the end.
#17 Cats and mice
I had a hard time motivating myself to do this block. I couldn't visualize anything good about it, but in the end, it was my favorite of the three.
#18 Century of Progress
I kind of wish this one was symmetrical in more than one direction, more of a repeating pattern. I guess it's supposed to look like a windmill or a propeller? This is the block that I tried to match at night and wound up redoing two of the three colors. And it's still iffy.
I think you could really play checkers on this one. I'm happy with how it turned out.
#20 Churn dash
The orange and green print I purchased online at the same time I ordered some sewing machine needles. I always figure that if I have to pay shipping, I might as well make it worth the trouble. The problem is that the package arrived, and I promptly lost the needles. I may have left them in the packaging when it got thrown out, or I may have put them a million other places. Either way, I now have to go buy more needles, and I may wind up just getting more fabric while I'm at it! I really love the orange and green fabric-- more in real life even than when I saw it online!
#21 Contrary Wife
I think I got all these fabrics at the same time, which was probably back in 2008. I used the red and black to make a little outfit for Penny, which she wore once before outgrowing. I've never used the white design until today. I was going to use red instead of the white, but when I laid it all out it was a little too RED. This felt better to me.