Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sewing blocks!

 Over the past couple of weeks, I have been making some blocks to add to my sewconnected quilt!
It has been fun pulling out the fabrics and finding fabrics to fussy cut for the centers of the blocks.  I love the horses in the block above.  I am slowly cutting into the small amount I have because I love it so much.

It makes me happy that I waited for so long to start putting it together because I didn't have some of these center fabrics at the beginning of last year.

 I love the pink that is in the center of this one.  I wish I had more because it would make the sweetest little dresses.  I think it is the red and turquoise flours with the pink that I like so much.

 I love the owls in this one!  I tried to line the dots up around the center portion, and I like the way it turned out.

The last block is paper pieced.  I need to add eyes and a nose to the little fox, but I can't decide if I want to try embroidery or add buttons.  It is such a cute little pattern, and I found it here.  I had to rip it apart,a and resew it so many times because I stink at paper piecing.  I never cut the fabric quite right, but I love what you can do with it.  I have a couple more blocks that I want to try, so I will keep trying!

I have also been sick over the last couple of weeks, but I am starting to feel better.  I had strep throat, and then I had a bad reaction to the antibiotics which led to me being sick again with what seemed like food poisoning or the stomach flu-not fun!  I am hoping that with spring coming soon, all the cold germs will go away for the rest of this school year. 

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!


Karen said...

Wow, you get so much quilting done! I am afraid to start any more hobbies since knitting wiped everything else off the table for me! I hope to get back to quilting this year, though.

quirky granola girl said...

i love that little fox! i have that pattern, but i haven't made it yet.