Friday, 11 April 2014

Paper Piecing Party– Stationery

 Oh dear. I have been a bit of a slack Bee member lately. I have just finished March’s block – now that it’s April. I’d better get busy and get onto April’s blocks so I feel less guilty. We all have those months right?! (and if you don’t, pretend that you do and nod sagely so I feel less alone in my quilt guilt).

So!! Jane has gorgeous kids – including two daughters who love all things Smiggle. For the non-Aussies, that’s a fabulous stationery shop – where everything is grouped by colour. Jane thought it’d be fun to try to recreate it. All the Wombats have made the same block, but in different colourways. So if you feel like you’ve seen this block before, you probably have. The other Wombats are far more organised than I am!

Smiggle Stationery Block

The other blocks have all been doing in one colour – but as there are only 6 colours in Smiggle-land, and 9 Wombats, some of us did rainbow ones. Clearly I went with rainbow ;)


Some fun prints to decorate the pens – bit of SunPrint and Good Morning Honeycomb totally fit the bill.


And some more SunPrint, and Raindrops for this side of the block. I will happily admit that those scissors are not for the faint hearted. But they are worth the effort!

Now I had planned to list this pattern in my shop today, but I am having dreadful technology problems. It is all conspiring against me – from a laptop that won’t turn on (therefore I can’t access my pattern files!) to a printer that won’t print. Honestly. So um, yes, one day this will be in my Craftsy shop. I’ll keep you posted.

And with that mammoth effort at paper piecing this week, now it’s your turn to share what you’ve been up to!

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!


  1. Sounds like technology is telling you to go and sew! Love your fabric choices for your pens etc. Cute block!

  2. Wow - those pens are awesome!! Well done :)

  3. I remember Smiggle! It took mum ages to drag me out! We now have Blott in the UK which is certainly similar! I love the block !

  4. Love your blocks. The stationery is lovely.

  5. what a cute block! wish we had Smiggle in the USA, sounds awesome

  6. Darling! Such tiny amaze me.

  7. I need a Smiggle here! Those scissors look awesome! Well done!

  8. Great block Kristy, hope your technology is back behaving itself soon.

  9. Fun rainbow Smiggle!!! The scissors are my favorite part of the block :) the pen with the clicker took me the longest to make for some reason.

  10. How fun, I hope we get to see an update on the quilt when it's done. The scissors and cup and pens and all of it are great.

  11. I nearly fainted when I saw those scissors, but they do look amazing!

  12. That is a cute block. Great job!

  13. What a fun block! Let us know when it gets to Craftsy.


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