It's Week 1 of Barn Berry Designs' 4x7 Sewing Challenge
and I kicked things off before the month even started with the first MMQG Sew In of 2015. Thumbs up for Sew Ins! I had planned to work on the September and October blocks of my Skill Builder 2014, but I really needed to review the lesson video.... not very doable in a room full of chatty quilters (myself included!) Thankfully, I had printed the pages for the ginormous November block! Yup, that's 6 letter sized pages taped together!
I really can make a mess while paper piecing! I arrived a little late and ended up at a slightly larger table by myself. Good thing considering how much I managed to spread out!
All that stuff fit nicely into these...
oops, I mean, Santa really knows how to shop. I have to admit that I asked for a wheelie case for my machine... with the only direction being that I didn't want it do be floral and/or tapestry. The bottom bag holds my machine (with room for other items stuffed in) and the top bag was perfect for notions, fabric, lunch, etc. Well done, sir, well done.
I spent a little too much time socializing and had to continue my paperpiecing madness at home!
But I did finish that pesky block!
And got a good start on the September block! This one's very, very fiddly. I'll be pleased to be finished it. Even though that means re-doing the section sporting a piece of painters' tape. Wrong teal... drat!
So far, I've managed to sew on Days 1, 2, & 3 of the Challenge. We'll see what tonight brings for Day 4!
I'm linking up today with Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
, as well as WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.
P.S Hope you've all been digging through your Kona stashes and preparing to show how much you ♥ Kona! Need more details? Check out this post
holy smokes this is lovely! I stopped after the ruler and the spools. Kicking myself ...maybe I will go back to it!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love the bold colors! I hope you will show the finished project and thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
The folded quilt block turned out great. you are getting close to the end...ReplyDelete
What an awesome Christmas gift! Good job, Santa!! The sew in sounds like a blast, even if you did continue the work at home. Good luck getting some sewing done every day!ReplyDelete
Great work. One day I WILL give paper piecing a try!ReplyDelete
Those blocks are looking amazing!ReplyDelete
At the beginning of your post.... I was wondering... What is that!? Wow! What a beautiful block! Looks like the sew in was a fun time. Love your use of solids!ReplyDelete
The folded quilt turned out wonderful! And I love your iron :) Did you stick to the instructions or go your own way? All that flipping back and forth did my head in and I was so confused with every single piece. Can't wait to see your finished quilt!ReplyDelete
I love the iron block :) so cute x www.crazyforpurple.comReplyDelete
The folded quilt block is really nice! Did you create the design or buy it? I really admire paper pieced blocks.ReplyDelete
Hi Cindy! Did you know you're a no-reply blogger? Check out the link below to learn how to change your settings. As for the block, it is the last of the blocks in the Pile O Fabric Skill Builder course for 2014. You can buy the entire course for just 25$ (lifetime on-line access).Delete
I love that folded quilt block! I think you should make a full sized version! Were those colors chosen by the pattern maker or you?Delete
We were a bit chatty...but it was a great day. I'm glad you finished the block.ReplyDelete
You are not doing paper piecing properly unless you make a HUGE mess of torn paper and fabric trimmings. It sounds like all is well.ReplyDelete
Yes, very well done, sir.
Your paper pieced quilt block looks amazing!ReplyDelete