Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Post Prom Update

Finally!  Prom season is over!  I'm back to working regular hours and theoretically, I'll have more time to keep up with all my projects.  Theoretically.  And, after my step-daughter's wedding this weekend...of course.

Here's my cute Easter bonus block for the Splendid Sampler.  Designed by one of my favorite designers, Bunny Hill Designs.
Isn't this one just adorable!  It might be my favorite so far.  It took me awhile to embroider it but I love how it turned out.
 These stars turned out great.  I love pretty much everything about this block.
Now, you may know my feelings on paper piecing.  I ususally hate it.  This one went together pretty easily.  I even liked the colors I chose.  Then, I measured it.  A full .5" too small, WTH?  It's paper pieced and I can see the .25 seam allowance, so I know I  didn't cut it wrong.  It just NEVER works for me!  I was so proud of myself, too.  Dang it!

And, another disaster.  First, I tried stitching the measuring tape details and it was HORRIBLE so I bought preprinted ribbon.  Then I inked the words so I couldn't destroy it again.

Then, I finally did another one that I liked.  Phew.  I'm still several behind but I'll get to it EVENTUALLY.

I did manage to do one block for the Art Nouveau quilt.  Which, I love.  It was such a joy to get back to hand applique.  I'd been trying to cut back to save my forearms.  They're doing much better now so I'll just have to make sure I don't over-do.

And, that's that, my friends.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love all your blocks!!! On the paper-pieced one though -- when you printed it out, did you make sure that the printer setting was 100% and/or actual size? Sometimes it goes to "Fit to Page" and that will totally mess up everything. Just a thought ...

  2. I was about to suggest the same as Susie did - if you are doing any more paper piecing blocks, be sure to measure them when they come out of the printer to be sure they're correct before you start piecing. As for rectifying the too-small block - how about putting a pretty little border around it? I like all your blocks but the bunny, the flowers and the Art Nouveau one are my favourites.