My day started today with breakfast with BFF.
We are trying really hard to get together every couple of weeks. Face to face helps encourage our friendship and gives us someone to share all of our projects and progress.
We shared this quilt block of the month that I purchased years ago. These were done annually at JoAnn Fabrics and the packaging was dated (1999, for this one) I only have six or seven of the 12 blocks. I can't remember if I purchased them all and they got separated or if I was only able to find the ones I have. I'm going to keep looking, sorting, cleaning, organizing and purging. If I don't find the rest, then I'm going to make a wall hanging (BFF's suggestion) from the ones I do have.
I still have a long way to go in line up and matching points, but my attempts all those years ago aren't half bad. I have one of the unfinished ones on the sewing table waiting to be finished.
This one is almost done. I stitched on one of the hexie flowers to the pouch today and added some decorative buttons. I'm hoping to finish it tonight or tomorrow. The red dot has a lot of sizing in it, so it's very stiff and hard to sew through. And I'm not comfortable using a thimble, so that just adds to the problems because of callouses and cuts from the needle.
I started a new project yesterday. You can find the tutorial here.
My first step was to draw off some kind of pattern. So I followed the suggestion to use a dinner plate and that got me both the outer and inner circles.
I used plain white copy paper to try and make a pattern for the scalloped edge. Not sure yet if I'm going to use it. I just know that I can't cut that border free handed. And I think they are too deep on my pattern. So I'll continue to debate.
I found a package of various size wooden heart cutouts at my neighborhood craft shop, so I used those to make the hearts, that I then cut out of paper so I could pin that pattern to the wool.
One I got all my components together, I laid everything out. I wanted to make sure the spacing was good.
I also got a pretty good idea of what it's going to look like finished. So do you think the scallops are too deep? I'm still debating.
Thanks for stopping by,
Wishing you a creative day.
P.S. It's still REALLY cold, brrrrrrr......