Sewing and unpicking. They tend to go hand in hand don’t they! So what’s more appropriate than a sewing block about unpicking?! Especially when it looks this pretty:
Marieka from Bespoke Bites. But it now belongs to me! She whipped it up at Quilt group yesterday and sent it home with me to start my Wombat Stew sewing room block collection! Didn’t she do a fab job – gorgeous seams and all those pretty colours! I got a bit of a bonus with this block as while Marieka was making it for me, she was also pattern testing it for me too! Thanks, lovely! It turned out fabulously! (You can read Marieka's post about her block here).
While on the purple theme, I started a new project today. Not sure that my sewjo has returned but I’m forcing it to work a little bit as I have so much to do before Christmas! So I went with something easy – a bit of applique and relatively quick (at least in comparison to paper piecing!).
This little collection is the start of a new quilt project – the pattern is Soulful Blossoms from the Living Large 2 book (see some gorgeous pics here!). If the book title sounds a bit familiar, I’ve rabbited on about it a time or two – it’s where the Spanish Tiles pattern is from. Oh and for the curious, no I have not finished the Spanish Tiles. While I hate having WiPs hanging over me, I had hoped a new project might inspire my sewjo again!
And of course, sometimes a bit of an addition to the stash can bring the inspiration back! Well any excuse for new fabric right?
These fat quarters are from Spotlight. The raindrops would make the perfect background for a paper pieced umbrella block; can’t resist a text print; and the owls are for Lulu – a bit owl obsessed at 2 and a half.
As for these two fat quarters – who could resist these tape measures?!
I bought these on ebay from a seller called FabricTime. Very well priced and lots of seriously cute fabrics!
I’m a bit late for a Sunday Stash but linking up all the same! This week Sunday Stash is at Alyce’s place!