Adventures in paper piecing – part 3

10 Mar

Last week I had time to take on the ‘And Sew On..’ block of the month, Just Spoolin’ Around.  Each section came together nicely but that’s happened to me before, when I get to sewing the sections together and it’s not quite so easy…

This time I’m pleased to say it went pretty smoothy.  I was delighted to pull all the fabric from my scraps boxes (which are currently stored under the bunk beds) except for the table which came from my dwindling Sherbet Pips stash (residing in a cupboard by the side of my bed).

Just Spoolin' Around

It was fun to try and pick fabrics that look vaguely like they could be thread and I tried to go with the colour schemes that I used in January and February blocks:

And Sew On...January and February

The pattern is available free until the end of March in Kristy’s Craftsy shop (after that it will cost you).

Kristy also had a number of patterns that required testing and asked if I could help, I chose a retro kitchen scales block.

Again I used fabrics from my scraps bin.  The pattern immediately made me think of the Sew Cherry line by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet.  You may recall that last year I used a FQ bundle of this line to make 2 quilts for Siblings Together:

Sew Cherry 2 for Siblings Together

Sew Cherry 1 for Siblings Together

Believe it or not I had some pretty small scraps left and just enough dots and cherries to use for the worktop and wallpaper – I was delighted!

Kitchen Scales

How neat is that?  Yes I made it all myself, am I proud? yes just a bit!  It was a bit fiddly, those teeny pieces at bottom of the hand dial were a bit tricky but I did it.

This pattern is not up for sale just yet but there are some other retro kitchen theme patterns available in Kristy’s Craftsy shop if you’re feeling inspired and to be honest if I can do it you can too.

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9 thoughts on “Adventures in paper piecing – part 3

  1. fabulous blocks! I’m really disappointed with myself for sticking to solids for the spools, yours look great in patterned fabrics. I’m thinking I might have to remake most of these blocks as mine don’t match at all!

  2. Hi Mary … Fab blocks love the red fabric 🙂 I finally stopped lurking and started blogging too. Pop over and say hi if you have the time. Can’t wait for the next sheet swap. Sarah x

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