Can't help myself. Just finish off one big wip, and add yet another to the list, and put a couple more on my mental to-do list. So much sewing, not enough time!
It's been a quiet few days in terms of sewing lately, with things like a visit to the Fire Station Open Day, lunch with the grandies and Sunday School. All of which take priority to sewing of course. Especially the fire station. My 4yo is obsessed - so it completely made his day to spend time with real firemen! Found it quite funny that some of them had memories of being fire obsessed at the same age - maybe this will stick with J and be his lifelong passion! Who knows. Best part of kids - so filled with potential and possibilities.
So with all that, not too much sewing happening. But I have been having a lot of fun playing around with the freebie quilt designing program Quilt Assistant of late. I really love the look of the herringbone block but I didn't trust my cutting ability to get all the blocks straight and line up beautifully at the end. So! I decided to work out how to paper piece it! Seeing as I love paper piecing so much ;) Quilt Assistant made it quite easy, even added in the seam allowance for me. The hardest part was trying to size it just right so I could make it perfect for charm squares.
Here's what I came up with:
I ordered a charm pack of Half Moon Modern the other day and I made this block charm pack friendly... Well you know how it goes. As soon as the charm pack arrived, I had to try it out.
Yeah I'm having a bit of fun with this one! I like how it can look like a leaf up close, or a bare tree, or another version of the herringbone design. I've decided to make as many blocks as I can out of my charm pack then put them all together with more white sashing.
So three colours done, three to go. I'm really loving Half Moon Modern too - what a fabulous fabric range!
I think I need some FQs of the scissors... and the butterflies... ooh and the polka dots... Maybe just a whole FQ bundle! I also need more sewing time. Don't we all?
Linking up with SewHappyGeek's Manic Monday :) Lots of lovely things to see there!