Monday, March 25, 2013

No. 30 Broad Arrow: Prison Garb

No. 30 Broad Arrow-Prison Garb
Using up my scraps.  I have been organizing my sewing room and in the process found loads of fabric that I forgot I had.  Some of the fabric is from back in the early 90's.  I had some fossil fern from Pat Campbell.  I don't think you can get those colors anymore.  

This one is totally machine pieced.  

I hope all of you who are preparing these blocks are having as much fun as I am.  We are now 3/5ths of the way done.  I think we have 20 more to go.

Blocks No. 28 and 29

No. 28 - Ocean Wave:  My Friend Erma
No. 29 - Seven Pointed Star - For Australia

Loved doing this block but alas noticed after I finished it that blue "waves" are going in opposite directions.  Oh well, maybe it's a tsunami.  

This one was a bit difficult.   The star was hand pieced and then it was appliqued to the background.  Still enjoying the process of making these blocks.  Each week presents a different challenge.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Block 27: Grandmother's Dream - The Houghtons

Grandmother's Dream - The Houghtons Block No. 27
This was a difficult block to piece.  It's a combination of English paper piecing and hand piecing.  Finally finished.  Learned a little about English Paper Piecing along the way.

From BlockBase No. 4107