Saturday, 5 January 2013

New Year Sewing!

Towards the end of December,  I saw a few block of the months clubs/sew alongs that I really wanted to join in with. As the Husband was still off for a few days I got to make two of the blocks last week.
The first one is And Sew On from Kristy @ Quiet Play. I loved making the Christmas blocks she designed for the Sew Seasonal  blog hop, so I knew this sewing themed BOM would be perfect.
January's block is Measure Twice.
I have used all scraps for this, and after reading Mary's post I was careful about the placement of my tape fabric!
It was a super easy block , but I made it tricky by using a directional fabric for the back. Lesson has been duly learnt!! You can get the pattern for this block on Craftsy  for free until the end of the month!

The next BOM that I'm ready excited about is Lucky Stars BOM! by Elizabeth of Don't call me Betsy! 
We got sent out a practice block before the January block and here is mine.
This is not my fabric choices for the main star blocks, but I raided my scraps as I wasn't ready to cut into the real thing. You get patterns for 2 block sizes 12" & 6", I made the 12" as I thought it would be a good cushion cover size. The pattern was so clear and really easy to put together, I can't wait to get started on January's block, but I'm holding off until the little people are back at school on Tuesday.
There a few other things that I'm hoping to join in with, one cute and cross stitchy (which I'm still waiting for supplies!), another paper pieced sew along which is kitchen themed and looks very interesting (also scary as theres the option to draw your own pattern!!!!) and maybe something to help me finish some of my abandoned projects from last year......


  1. Looking good - glad you were able to learn from my mistakes!

  2. Both nice blocks, but I really like the lucky star block, very clever and...pointy! I know I'm not a sewer, but whenever I do, my triangles are never as pointy as they should be!

  3. Ahh, glad you're warming up nicely for the middle of the month ;o)

  4. Both blocks look great!

    Directional prints can be a bit tricky when it comes to paper piecing - you did a great job though!

  5. Lovely blocks! I really, really like the lucky stars block - it reminds me of a Catherine Wheel firework. I feel I may have to have a go at that one, WIP's be damned!

  6. Love your Measure Twice block! I'm joining in too! The red ruler is great!


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