You already know I’m a bit of a paper piecing
My theme for my turn last year as Sewing. Some of these blocks may look familar. Yep. These are what started the whole And Sew On BoM idea. You can thank the Wombats for that hehehe.
We have just finished our first round and declared May a break month to put all our blocks together before starting the next round. So! Here it is! My Wombat Stew blocks all put together in a very happy wallhanging for my sewing nook!
I got brave. Instead of just sewing the blocks together, I reverse appliqued them. That’s right. I cut the corners of the block. Real brave. You have no idea how tentatively I made those cuts. But cut I did.
I had six blocks to use. When I laid them out on the ground, I couldn’t get past the fact they looked like a flower. So I went with that idea.
Here’s my photo from way back when with my block included. I decided not to add it into my wallhanging though and instead just use the other Wombats blocks.
Instead for the centre, I put my brave pants on again and I FMQ’d the centre! I wrote it out first with a Frixion pen then “traced” with my darning foot. All the words represent what I get from Wombat Stew and what it means to me.
I outline quilted the flower “petals” and then added a few FMQ swirls in amidst the petals too.
Finished off with a cute scissors print binding that I bought yonks ago just for this project.
I love how the quilting looks on the back too!
So there you have it! A very special quilt made by my beautiful friends. Lara made the scissors, Fiona did the tape measure and fabric, Marieka’s is the seam ripper, Jane’s is the spools, Gemma did the sewing machine and Alyce made the pincushion. I know right – I’m spoilt by their talent. Thank you Wombats. You know I adore you. I hope I did your blocks justice!
I’m very much looking forward to the next round of Wombat Stew – we’ve added two new members too – Gina and Midge! Tossed them in the deep end to pick their themes first. Can’t wait!
Last word on the wombats... you might want to swing by Alyce's blog today for a fun paper piecing pattern giveaway too. We all need more paper piecing patterns right?!
So that’s my special project I’m sharing for the inaugural Paper Piecing Party! Look forward to seeing what you have to share too!
Quick refresher on what the deal is with the Paper Piecing Party (full details here). Let’s do it in point form for brevity (that’s a good word isn’t it!).
* It’s on every weekend here at Quiet Play.
* Link up something you’re working on that’s foundation paper pieced
* Link a blog post or flickr photo
* Visit other links and leave a comment because that’s half the fun!
* I’ll pick one each week to win their choice of a free pattern from my Craftsy shop. Keep on paper piecing ;)
Go ahead! Link up!