I haven’t snapped any proper pics of the new blocks as of yet, so forgive the rehashed pic (above) and the ripped off IG pic (below).
I really love each new block I make just a little bit more than the last one. I have made 7 of these blocks so far – aiming for 12 I think. They’ll be put together to make a flower garden for my Miss Lulu. She loves to help me when I’m sewing (well her 3 year old version of help!) and she likes to inspect each block as I make it. Nothing like a bit of quality control.
But on to the point of this post, I have put the pattern together into a PDF and listed it in my Craftsy shop. Naturally this block could be pieced regularly, but for me paper piecing is preferable. Nice, crisp points and none of the hassle of trimming HSTs (I hate trimming HSTs. With a passion). So the pattern is for my paper pieced version of this block for those who like paper piecing as much as I do (I'm sure there's a couple of you out there! Surely?!)
The pattern is for a 9” block. I know – it’s a somewhat unusual size for a block pattern but it just so happens that with this size you can use a layer cake nicely! Each blossom takes 2 layer cake squares (blossom and leaves) plus 2.5” strips of background fabric. It’s also a fairly quick block to put together too! Bonus! So if you’re keen, swing by my Craftsy shop and grab yourself a copy of the pattern
In other paper piecing news, time is ticking away until the big Show and Tell starts for the And Sew On BoM. I am very much looking forward to seeing what you’ve all made with the blocks! You can check out this page for details on the Show and Tell linky (which starts 31st October).
So that’s my mischief of late. What’s yours?
Quick refresher on what the deal is with the Paper Piecing Party (full details here):
* It’s on every weekend here at Quiet Play, starting Friday.
* Link up something you’re working on that’s foundation paper pieced
* Link a blog post or flickr photo
* Visit at least two other links and leave a comment because that’s half the fun!