Monday, April 30, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up

Well how was your week end? Fun? Productive?

Mine was both, I worked on my projects yesterday and then spent time with my family on Sunday. So nice! We went to the Indianapolis Children's Museum. What a great place!  If you are ever in Indianapolis it is well worth the stop.

Here is what I have to show for Saturday's work:

This is the Craftsy BOM for April: English Paper Piecing. This is block 1- it my Hexie Stipe. I hand pieced the stripes together, starched, and ironed both sides and pulled the paper pieces. Then I used a white thread to topstitch them down to the Kona white background. I love the colors, they are bright and happy and make me smile :)

Next is Aprils Craftsy BOM block 2. This was a challenge block by Amy of StitcheryDickeryDock
We were to use one 2 inch Hexie and at least 14 three quarter inch hexies to design what ever we could. I chose this design and asked my blog readers what they thought it was as the desing could be several things. The overwhelming majority thought it was a snowflake, so be it: My Spring Snowflake. Some of the pieces were fussy cut to show the design, like the middle pink hexie on the right - two lovebirds.

Next was my Retro Flowers QAL.

Chain piecing-- it really does help

 5 sets of curved petals completed (12 curved pieces/block). 16 total blocks. Only 10 more blocks to go!!    

and one final word on this pattern:

Starch is your friend!  (with the curves it really does help to keep them from stretching!)

Other Projects I worked on: Jacks Jungle Quilt - started the hand embroidered smiles
Generals' Wives April Block: Cut our and ready to piece  (I think I referred to this previously as the Generals Daughter's BOM --my mistake)

And finally, the giveaway for the Vintage Modern Charm pack is closed and the winner is:

If Toys Could Talk

who posted the comment below. Congratulations and Thank you to all who entered and signed up to follow!
BloggerIf Toys Could Talk said...
Congratulations! I'd love to win this charm pack. It looks perfect for a purse or baby quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!
April 25, 2012 6:55 PM

Have a Great Monday!!

Linking with Katie     since all my hexies were from stash!! Yea!!

1 comment:

  1. Love the spring snowflake block and your retro flower is looking gorgeous!


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