Killer Applique Blocks & Fun Happenings!
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Once again, we had snow showers and bitter temperatures but that didn’t stop us from this:
The famous Monster Truck show! We have had the toy versions of these trucks in the house for 10 years, but seeing them *live* is always fun. There were lots of flips, overturned trucks and tires popping off this time around which the boys loved. If you haven’t had a chance to take your kids to one, you really should! It’s quite an experience.
Back in the studio I have been finishing up my March 1718QAL blocks. They are all done but the big bad *cringe* applique block. I have sewn an applique block once. Okay, maybe twice. But it was handsewing a circle and a bird. So I have been slowly working on this block.
The background was easy enough. The picture shows you how the final layout should be. All I need to do now is applique the main piece and dark brown pieces and I’ll be done. Then I have to make another one exactly like it. No joke. By the time this coverlet is done I should be a pro, right?
Over the weekend I was also able to finish 4 zippered pouches for my shop. They are a different twist to an open-wide zipper pouch and store a ton! Isn’t it cute?! I use one of these pouches for my handsewing projects when the kids are at their activities. Look for these as well as a few more larger bags in My Etsy Shop mid-week. And lastly….
Did you know today marks the start of the Spring 2015 Selfish Sewing Week? I’m re-reading Nana Company’s Sweetly Stitched Handmades, and will be making her jam jar pincushion. It’s a perfect size to put in my hand sewing pouch too!
What are you sewing up this week?