The past few weeks have been a bit stressful. So in direct correlation to that, there’s been a good amount of sewing happening. Sewing makes me happy. Stress does not. So sewing wins. Yay sewing.
So what has been on the sewing agenda?!
How about yet another reverse applique canvas? Yes please.
This one was a little gift for the lovely Erin who recently got married. Rotten Australia Post promised me it would arrive before the wedding, but it didn’t. Made me sad as it was made to match Erin’s awesome wedding decos! Sad. Rotten Australia Post.
I’ve also been working on a few Bee blocks. I am down to three Bees now and that suits me fine. Just the right amount I think!
So for QCA Bee 1, it was Marieka’s month. She chose a nice easy block.
The pattern is Garden Fence from Hyacinth Quilts. Marieka gave us free reign on colour and fabric choice so I went with a bit of Perfectly Perched and a red solid. Though seeing what the other girls have made colourwise, this one might stick out like a sore thumb! Hope not!
And first week of May and I already have one lot of Bee blocks done! This time for do.Good stitches – Care Circle.
Paper pieced fishies (pattern here). Merran tried to convince me to try the freeze paper method of paper piecing. I gave it a shot (especially as Merran had included great little templates for this!) but my brain just couldn’t get the hang of it. So back to regular paper piecing for me. Sorry Merran. Maybe you can’t teach an old dog new tricks
For May, Wombat Stew is taking a month off to put our blocks together into something finished. Then we’ll start fresh in June with a couple of new wombats added to the group. Fun! So that gives me less than a month to get busy and turn my awesome Wombat Stew blocks (which turned into the And Sew On BoM!) into something fab. Thinking cap on.
I have also drawn the winner's of the April And Sew On BoM. Thanks so much everyone who joined in! Congratulations to the winners: Kathy L, Sue P and Pippa P. I have emailed you ladies about your prizes. :)
Right. Enough chatter, more sewing. Hope you’ve got some fun stress-relieving sewing therapy on the agenda too. :) After all: